It had snowed in the morning, so we drove the few blocks to downtown to take a little walk. The sidewalks are kept clearer there, and we also had a purchase in mind.
I thought I might get some nice snowy photos, but I didn't really. However, I did take some pictures to share with you all.
This dilapidated garage lies opposite the parking lot, one street over from the main street. I have always thought it was click-worthy, and since I had my camera, I clicked. I like the textures.
We ended up in The Granary, a health type store, where we made our purchase. The first thing that caught my eye was this little corner with its chandelier and Christmas tree.
Later, I snapped the shelves of orange-labeled supplements. Oranga glad I did?
Walking farther up the street, I thought that fellow bloggers, Donna and TexWisGirl, might be amused by this restaurant. I have never been inside this place, but it was a hotel of sorts in the golden era. If I missed any other Texan bloggers, I apologize; this is for you too.
Wikipedia) He was born here in Carleton Place, where there is a commemorative mural on main street. Someday, I will take a photo of the mural and also of his house.
We turned and walked back toward the car when I was happy to spot this old fellow out for his walk. When we first came to this town, 8 years ago, we'd frequently see him out striding. He has slowed down since then, can barely shuffle these days, and is also legally blind. But I still see him out walking in all sorts of weather, and I really admire the guy. I think the name of this new business in town, Sunshine's Then & Now, is very appropriate for this man.
Thanks for joining me on our little downtown walk.