Sunday, 16 September 2012


We "took the day off" and went adventuring today.  We left home around 7:30 AM with all our layers of clothing (damn it's cold the the early morn!) and headed southward.  First stop was to say hello to some friends who were camped river-side at this cool little place we promised ourselves we'd visit again:

 They had all kinds of critters; even some we don't have :

Someone said she could have stayed all day:

Endless discussion ensued about the breeds of chickens this farm had, though I'm sure most of them, although very pretty and productive, were mixed breeds.  Our next stop was the Rock Creek Fall Fair!  We'd been meaning to visit this fair in the past, but just never got around to it.  It was very quaint, and very "down home".  Not as many livestock on display as we are used to at the IPE, but some different kind of fun:

"Cow Chip Bingo"

A view of the grounds, and the bandstand

Some of the food vendors get a really cool "store" front

There was the tantalizing smell of grease in the air that makes one just want to mow down on some fries, any fries!  We resisted though, and instead found this little gem:
A portable Wood-Fire Pizza oven!  Awesome.  We totally indulged, and for $15 it was totally worth it:

Almost all the ingredients were locally sourced, and it showed in the mouthwatering taste of it all.  It disappeared FAST.

On our way home, we stopped in at the brand-new ice cream shop in Beaverdell, Marley's, right off the highway.

 We ordered 3 chocolate/vanilla combo cones and enjoyed every last drop while we chatted with the owner, Mark, who used to build wood fire ovens, remarkably like the one on our deck at home.... Hmmm.  Coincidence?  Nah.  We love supporting people who are living their dream instead of working for "the man."
If you're in the area, stop in and say hey to Mark:

His next thing is to build a pizza place adjacent to the ice cream shop.  I'm sure we haven't seen the last of "Marley's"!

How was YOUR weekend?

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