|On the river in Stratford, Ontario|
The day started out great and I managed to get out of the house nice and early in order to do some letterboxes on the way to Kitchener. I ended up having time for two: The Butt of the Joke and A surplus of 'Riverside'. Ms. Fiddleheads has once again done great work and has taken me to an unexplored area south of Guelph. Very nice and I had a good chuckle. The Valiant Zeekers took me to an area of Cambridge I had never been in before and I had my first near-a-river letterbox for the day.
I then picked up Ms Viking and we made off... Stopped in New Hamberg really quick to nab two of Water Lily's Mennonites of Ontario Quilt Block series - Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block and Amish Windmill Quilt Block. Vivian had already found these a few years ago, so I checked out her old sig stamp [snicker] and added mine to the rest.
Finally we made our way into Stratford and headed down to the river to visit Fiddlehead's Festival Theatre Tragedies boxes. There were birds galore on the trail for these boxes; ducks, Canada Geese, sea gulls, and swans. Lots of swans.On the trail to the first of these two boxes, we had a great time and chatted... mostly letterboxing gossip, really. ("I hear that so-and-so carves with SpeedyCut", *gasp* "NO!")
|Coming back from the re-plant|
It was a lovely day for a stroll along the river, so it was quick work.
We kept on going and saw a whole bevy of swans... but didn't notice anything weird. We kept going and found the second box and avoided some muggles while stamping in. Great job on both for a nice series for a day out at the theatre.
On our way back, we stopped to see a group of three swans munching away on who knows what under the water, and saw a very conceited black swan who loved to be photographed.
|Look at me! Look at me!|
|I'll come closer for you!|
|Look at my gorgeous curly feathers!|
Off in the car and on the road again, we headed over to find Primrose Up the Garden Path. You know this is deep Fiddlheads territory, right? It was yet another beautiful garden and there was a concert band playing somewhere and the fun music floated in while we stamped in while sitting on the embankment of the river.
|Picture sitting and stamping in here.|
|Some of the gorgeous Stratford architecture.|
I'm a big tea person, so I was really happy to make our next stop at the Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar to find Tastes Just Like Pu-erh!. I chatted with Karen while stamping in and sampling teas. I bought some of my favourite jasmine tea and had a lovely time. Now this is the type of refined, cultured letterboxing that I've been dreaming about ;)
|Delicious tea nearby|
|Hot and irritated|
Next, Viv followed as I tried to plant a letterbox but ended up chasing a coven of witches through a cemetery. Very weird experience. We made ourselves feel better by stopping into a chocolate shop.
|Delicious chocolates... Shakespeare themed.|