Port Dover

October 12th, 2010

On Monday we drove out to my parent’s cottage on Lake Erie for Thanksgiving. The path leading up to the cottage is lined with very old trees, you can start to see the fall colors.

My parents bought the PH4/3 pendant light from us a while ago, and I installed it while I was visiting. It really looks amazing, now I just need to convince them on some new dining chairs.

Dover Dairy Bar. We always want to go to one of the local retro dairy bars but it’s either too early in the day or right before a big meal. One day, one day…

Whenever we’re in Dover my brother and I visit the Hobo Shop which is run by Fred Eaglesmith. It’s a pretty eclectic shop with lots of records, instruments, and even a small coffee shop. This year it was closed for the holiday.

Dover is for bikers.

An old depository box for Scotia Bank. A relic of when banks were really slick looking.

There are no chain burger joints in Dover, just the Arbor. It’s been around since 1919 and hasn’t changed all my life.

When I was a kid I would always get the “Swiss” Glow (aka Chocolate Glow). It tastes like a milkshake and you think it should be very thick but it’s actually really thin, but for some reason nothing like chocolate milk. It’s a sugary mystery.

Erie Beach (obviously in Helvetica).

We met up with Erin, the owner of Robber on Queen West since she was in town visiting her parents too.

Saddest looking good luck kitty ever.

This was one of the best Thanksgivings ever, the weather was warm and the sun was shining. I don’t know how Americans do the November Thanksgiving!

This is our neighbour’s cool 1950s cottage, it’s pretty RAD on the inside as well.

The weather took a turn for the worse when we left, it was a pretty entertaining drive between podcasts of DNTO and Vinyl Cafe paired with intense lightning that made Juli jump at the wheel (we could feel it in the car, it was that close).

We had so much to give thanks to this year. Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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