Outside of Saint John on route 111 is the Town of St. Martins which sits at the heart of the Bay of Fundy and while it is a little town with a picture perfect view it is also the home of the Red Sea caves and the one place where you can walk on the [...]
One of the best ideas for a vibrant downtown that I have seen is Saint John's use of everyday statues to bring the camera crowd in. the have most of them in a small area near the bay and the restaurants and shops and at any time you can find someone getting their picture taken [...]
The main part of The Summer of 2018 is almost over and it has been a very interesting one for both my Wife and me, and over the next few weeks, I will be writing a few stories on what we did this summer. We started the main part of summer with an early trip [...]
With no real plans for Sunday, my wife and I decided to head for one of the small towns that make up my ancestry. Elora Ontario is one of the locations that the Hillis family called home in it's past. My Great-Grandfather George was a bit of a legend in Elora at one time, and [...]
Sunday, August 5th was the annual Wilson Fest on Redwood here in Hespeler and as usual, our Host's Jim and Lynne Wilson along with their trusted sidekick Barry Warren put on a day that will remain etched in everybody's memories as the food was great, the booze flowed and the music provided by DJ Steve [...]
When we moved out of our house a few years ago we never thought that we would be back in it but due to circumstances beyond our control we reclaimed the house 2 years ago and boy did it look different. Both the inside and the outside were in ruins, the rooms had holes galore, [...]
Spring is finally here and as usual, I have the evidence in picture form.
My wife and I had an enjoyable weekend in Niagara Falls, played the slots, had dinner at the Keg and a great walk around town. Left with .50c profit from the casino, so not too shabby at all. Here is some pictorial evidence.
Right up front, I will say that I have a true love-hate relationship with Winter, yes I love to hate Winter. But I must be honest, it is not really all that bad and over the many years of my existence, I have learned a few things to enjoy about winter and am still learning [...]
Since the first Monday there have been over 100,000 Mondays and yet the world still goes on and I have to say that most Mondays I rather enjoy because it is usually a day off for myself, but there are exceptions. Both my parents passed away on a Monday, albeit 20 years apart but still, [...]
Saturday, December 2 was the annual Hespeler Santa Claus Parade and as usual, they had a great turnout and a fantastic parade. Here are just a few of the 240 pictures that I took.
November is a great time of the year for taking pictures and so I present to you, some of my images from the last two weeks
Like many other families in Hespeler, the Hillis and McLaughlin family had son's, uncles and Brothers fighting overseas in WW2, some made it home and others did not. My family lost 1 while 3 made it home and I am sure forever changed by their experiences. My Mom's brothers Ken, Alex and Bruce McLaughlin and my father [...]
On Monday, October 9th, 2017 Our Mother passed away and joined our Father for Eternity. Here are some pictures of the 2 of them through the years.
Growing up in Hespeler in the 1960's was a sweet time and also I might add a slower time, at least in my mind. Sundays were always special and I have written about them before so excuse me if I repeat myself a little in this one. You see Sundays were of course for Church [...]
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of fame nominees have been announced and as usual, they are an eclectic group and all well deserved in their own right. The Acts that are nominated include Bon Jovi, The Eurythmics, Rage Against the Machine, Link Wray, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Nina Simone, Kate Bush, The Cars, [...]
The early days of Autumn were a little warmer than usual but still allowed for some great pictures along the Speed River here in Hespeler.
While my wife was having her nails done downtown I went and got a coffee and watched the people going by, here is the photo evidence.
I don't know if it is my age or if it is just that I have become too comfortable with my surroundings but lately, I tend to find myself getting lost or at the least upset with the change in things that have been part of my lifestyle. Take for example the local Zehrs in Hespeler, [...]
On Saturday we celebrated my Paternal Aunt Zola's birthday, my Dad's younger sister turned 90 and had a great turnout. Special thanks to my cousin Jenny and her family for organizing the event.