Posts Tagged ‘small town’

Today I headed over to St. Jacobs. The area north of Kitchener-Waterloo is best known for its  Mennonite population and the large Farmer’s Market. I didn’t have time for both the village and the market and opted for the village.

Grand River Transit provides bus service from Waterloo to St. Jacobs, Elmira, too! I’ve been to the market before but it was many years ago and, as the bus passed through the market district, I was surprised by just how big an attraction it is. The village, three kilometres from the market,  was also bustling.

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This afternoon I took a spontaneous road trip to nearby Elora. As much as I’m enjoying getting to know Guelph, I feel rather trapped when I can’t easily venture away. I’m glad that Guelph has a car sharing club, although, the trip didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d have liked and I didn’t enough time to stroll down along the Gorge.

At least I was able to walk around the village. Elora’s a lovely touristy village with wonderful artisan shops. I was a tad disappointed in my attempt to find a cafe. A couple places were closed, another didn’t have a free table, and the place where I did eat was somewhat expensive. Yet, it was nice to get away for an afternoon drive.

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