|Old Order Mennonite school parking lot|
|Buggy bridge built by Mennonites|
However, I soon caught my second wind as we started to meander through Mennonite Country. Camera in hand - again. Ready to snap anything that caught my interest.
|Rural Waterloo Region - you're as apt to find horse drawn|
vehicles as you are ca
|The bridge beckons|
But, I digress. This second half of our trip was like seeing something as familiar as the furniture in the living room in a totally different light. Looking at details, rather than seeing the familiar room as a whole.
So what benefit will this half of the trip have for me - except a nice, leisurely ride around the countryside?
|Inside the bridge|
|West Montrose covered bridge - the end of our trip|
He showed us a Mennonite concern with no visible sign of electricity, yet hanging from the side of the house was a meter. The wires were underground.
Another business which apparently makes leather bridles, etc. and has customers worldwide, operates off a satellite system to receive orders.
|Mama Bear - in all her glory - on a "good" day|
Notice the red "survivor" scarf barely visible around my neck
Unfortunately, some concern has decided that this beautiful, peaceful area rich in heritage would make a great place for a gravel quarry. The fight is on. Who will win?
Only time will tell. But in the meantime, it's been great to enjoy this piece of our heritage.
|Typical scene in the rural areas surrounding Kitchener-Waterloo|