Angela drove us into town on her way to work at her office at Chestnut Park Real Estate. While she worked we walked around downtown Picton. This town still consists of one main street where you can walk from one end to the other in less than half an hour. We dropped into the local discount store, Giant Tiger, to see what’s new. Checked out the bookstore and stopped for coffee and desert at one of the trendy new cafes. This one was called Miss Lily’s Café – actually a very nice place and in a good location since you can walk from the bookstore into the café without going outside! Dropped in to meet the lawyer that is handling our Ontario land purchase, changed our phone number at our home BMO branch here in Picton. When we moved to the new campground we had to change our phone number – our address (box number) stays the same of course.
We said hello to a few people that we recognized from the 14 plus years we lived in the area. At the other end of Main Street we stopped and took a photo of Shire Hall – this is the building Peter and I got married in way back in March 1988. Next to the hall was a huge tree covered in fall colours – so naturally I had to get a picture. We also noticed a number of buildings that stayed the same, some that changed names and a few new condo buildings being built right on Main Street. Picton has always been a tourist based town and it still maintains that old (150 + years ago) world charm mixed with some newer Toronto trendy cafes and condos – and it all works well since the new buildings have kept the look of the old style! Till later take care, Peter & Connie.