Fortified for my journey I continued on to Brighton and spent some time enjoying beautiful Presqu'ile Provincial Park - you know how much I LOVE the great outdoors and this park is also a bird sanctuary!
Now into Brighton itself!
The Clan Shoppe!
Of course by then I was hungry (again) so on Christy's recommendation I dined at Dougall's by the Bay so I could sit by Lake Ontario and drink in the
And this is what I saw:
Of course no visit to Brighton, ON would be complete with a visit to our very own Canadian financial guru - Gail Vaz-Oxlade!! I asked her if she had any tips she could pass along for the Christmas season and here is what she said:
"Do you buy expensive wine because you think they taste better? Save yourself some money: $20 is about as much as you need to spend to get a great bottle of wine. And there are $10 bottles that taste great too! And if you’re going to be drinking all night, start with a more expensive $20 bottle, and then switch to the cheaper stuff later in the evening. Most people won’t notice."
Heh, heh - "drinking all night"...she's MY kind of gal!!
Funny that! I recently read in the National Post about quite a few red wines that cost less than $10 and taste great! So far I've tried two of them and they each cost only $6.95! I found them very palatable:)
Here they are: (in the Italian red section)
- Citra Sangiovese T Di Chieti
- Casal Thaulero Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
So, after Gail and I shared a bottle of each (ha ha no we didn't.......................we each had our OWN bottles!!) I got back on my bike and wobbled on down to Hwy 401!
Next stop - Trenton, Ontario!!