2013 Owen Sound tour report

Well we have been on the road again to another very nice tour. On August 9-11, 2013, the Schneider family hosted the MTFCI Ontario Region, HCCA Southern Ontario and HASC Heritage 35 Clubs in Owen Sound, Ontario. What a great time! Friday evening was the time to meet and greet and then go on a short tour for ICE CREAM. What a fabulous way to begin a tour. Sure looked like everyone enjoyed the treats.

On Saturday morning, following our continental breakfast, we were off to Sauble Beach for their annual SandFest Car Show and Sandcastle Building Competition. Needless to say there was something for everyone and it was absolutely unreal to see the creations that folks can make from a lump of sand. My personal favourite was the ‘sunbathers on the beach’. Despite the wind and cooler weather, the kids had a lot of fun in the water and in the sand as well. After lunch it was off to the Grey Roots Museum for the Spoke and Bustle Steam Show. The village was active and informative but the highlight for several of us seemed to be the corn on the cob, cooked via the steam tractor, to enjoy. It was delicious!! Also on the way back to the campsite, we passed Tillys Cafe for ice cream and other wonderful confections. Both cars and tourers need to “fill up” on a T tour it seems. The day was capped off by a barbecue and campfire and games for the kids. I know the day was enjoyed by all.

Sunday morning we set out again following breakfast, this time to see Walters Falls. It was quite a spectacular sight and there is an inn and spa at the location as well. Being tucked away in the small village, it was quiet, peaceful and very charming – a perfect location for the wedding that was about to take place. We then made our way to Meaford via Grandma Lambes. I noticed a few jars of homemade jam/jelly being bought along with delicious apples and baked goods. We then visited the Meaford Museum which houses both traditional artifacts as well as those from a nautical history. As the museum was interactive there was a lot to keep the kids happy too. Then alas it was back to the campsite for an early dinner/late lunch before saying our farewells with plans to “see you at the next tour”. We thank Mark, Heather, Reid, Quinn and Kurt for their very generous hospitality and a great tour.

See you down the road, Yours in Model T’ing, Jo Eagles.