I suppose that I could have tried to make pancakes, but although I cook this and that in these, the years of my encroaching dementia, pancakes are not in my repertoire. Neither are flapjacks for that matter.
Wheelers is a fine Maple Sugar camp and restaurant, but a 45 minute drive seemed to be a bit much on that day. And local restaurants did not entice. Aha! What about Temple's? It's near enough, but they close down for the winter. Would they be open yet? Yes indeedy: an internet check affirmed such to be true.
So, off we went.
We seem to get there once a year during March and April when they are open daily, and I have blogged about Temple's Sugar Bush Camp several times in the past. But I feel like posting about it again. So sue me.
Speaking of Sue, she is walking toward the entrance in this ↓ photo. As you can see, we have just a wee bit of snow left. The shack in the background is the original Temple's. Later in this post, you will see a picture of an historical picture of people lined up, waiting to be served,
Two views from around the entrance way. ↑ Looking into the dining room and around the lobby and checkout area ↓.
Another picture ↑ in the lobby shows lots of maple syrup for sale as well as the picture of the old sugar shack that I mentioned earlier. Although I didn't get close enough to reveal much detail in the photo, people are lined up in their Sunday best. Below ↓ is a somewhat closer shot.
Part of the menu ↑ (there's more on the other side). I opted for the Sugar Camp Pancake Meal (top left) while Sue ordered the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast (bottom left).
When the ordered came, we split and shared. Both parts were yummy. ↓
Later, I stuck my head outside for a brief while, but it was darn cold, so I didn't linger. This ↓ is the same sugar shack in the background with a modern tank behind the new restaurant in the foreground.
Finally, for now ↓ a look into the sugar bush. The lines (tubing) that transports the sap to the boiler is on the right. No horses and buckets in a modern sugar bush.
I will have some more photos to share tomorrow ... or soon.
Previous Temple's Posts
Our first visit in 2007
Two Posts from 2012There were other visits. It get a lot of mentions in my blog and a few non-mentions as well.