Tavistock Mike

OntarioPinery Provincial Park, where I've been camping the past few days, is right by Grand Bend, Ontario on Lake Huron. To get there, I take the 401 West to about Kitchener and then Highway 8 toward Stratford.

I like to stop in on one of the many small towns on our way to and from Pinery and pretend I'm a local. They all have a Main Street with a bank, a water tower, a church, a drug store, and usually, they have a Tim Hortons. Today we stopped in Tavistock, Ontario. As I just learnt from tavistock.on.ca:

Tavistock is a German/Scottish community founded in 1848 and famous for its cheese production and fresh meats. Tavistock was founded in 1848 by Capt. Henry Eckstein on the boundary between Oxford and Perth Counties. It served as a gathering place for agricultural workers and soon became equipped with taverns, flour mills, blacksmith shops, general stores and small tradesmen.

If you're ever in Tavistock, tell 'em Tavistock Mike sent ya.


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andrew

I guess the the gas $ as it is you were only people there.

July 19, 2008 @ 12:05 AM

james edgar

i go through tavistaock on the way to and from my sisters place in St. Mary's. It's a shortcut to bypass stratford ,I was there last weekend . Nice town the cheese factory used to be a regular stop before it got bought out by a bigger company.

July 19, 2008 @ 10:49 AM

james edgar

I have to start using word to compose these posts! Damm my typing is bad :(

July 19, 2008 @ 10:50 AM

Toronto Mike

Firefox has a built in spell check for form fields like this. You can even install the Canadian English dictionary.

I bypass Stratford as well - going through Exeter.

St. Mary's - Home of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame! Every time I pass that sign I want to visit but I never do. Have you been?

July 19, 2008 @ 10:59 AM

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