Sunday, May 12, 2013

Time Spent In Cambridge

Ward and I spent a couple of weeks in the town of Cambridge. We didn't do much tourist stuff while there, mostly driving around doing the customer service job to make some spare change. But I must say, driving to these various restaurants and businesses we sure got to see a fair bit of the area.

Cambridge is a fairly new town, coming together in the mid 70's when the small towns of Galt, Preston, and Hespeler were amalgamated. This has left three wonderful older downtowns for us to drive through and enjoy. Unfortunately, I rarely had my camera with me while discovering these quaint areas.

The town of Cambridge also abuts Kitchener and Waterloo and is referred to as the tri-cities. But Cambridge is our favorite of the three cities. It just seems smaller and more laid back, and holds much of the charm of times gone by.

Our stay in Cambridge has been mostly at the Walmart, visiting Churchill Park to fill up on water, and take care of removal of grey and black water. The park provides a free service for dumping of septic water, which we are much appreciative.

Here are a few pictures I did manage to take before leaving town and heading for Stratford. They are mostly of the Galt area in Cambridge.

A bridge over the Grand River in downtown Galt, the largest of the three towns that make up the City of Cambridge.

Water Street, the main street on the East side of the Grand River in downtown Galt.

A walkway along the Grand River in Galt, very popular for people walking along the river-walk on their lunch breaks.

Another picture of the walkway along the Grand River in downtown Galt with trees in bloom.

A road going through an older residential area of Galt, with stone fencing along the sides of the road.

An older building in downtown Galt showing stone construction.  There are several buildings in the downtown area with very primitive looking stone and mortar construction.
Here is one of the many traffic circles we came across, mostly in Kitchener and Waterloo. This particular one is on Fountain Street going from Cambridge into Kitchener.
This building has a tree growing up the side of it. I can't wait to see what it looks like later in the summer when leaves  and flowers appear.

1 comment:

  1. where are you what happened we miss ou