Monday, March 29, 2010

A Pleasant Afternoon at Conway

Paul and I took another drive to Conway this week. We planned to take a walk on the Riverwalk, see the bluebirds and have tea and dessert at The Trestle Tearoom. We only accomplished one of the three - sadly there were no bluebirds at the feeders and we arrived at the tearoom after their closing time of 3 p.m. so we didn't get our treats. Why would a tearoom be closed at 3 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon?

We did get to enjoy a walk on the Riverwalk. I love watching the moss, that hangs from the trees, blowing in the wind. The area looks like a bayou.

One of our favourite areas is a gazebo found at the end of the boardwalk which has several wooden rocking chairs. We like to sit there to enjoy the sun and watch the local people do a little fishing.

There is also a marina and boathouse in the area.

This is one of the bird houses found along the walkway, but unfortunately no birds were at home.

We really liked this ornamental grass found along the trail. The curly tops remind me of fiddleheads, that grow in our home province of New Brunswick.

We took a few minutes to just sit, have a swing and enjoy the beauty around us.

This iris was growing in the garden. They are one of my favourite plants.

This little mocking bird was flying about near the marina. We see many of them in the area where we stay.

The Riverwalk is such a nice area to spent a quite afternoon.

On our drive back to Surfside, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at our favourite restaurant, The Gulfstream Cafe, in Garden City. It was such a busy evening we had to take a table upstairs near the bar and the fish aquarium. As always the meal was delicious.

We look forward to returning to both Conway and The Gulfstream next year.

1 comment:

  1. You might see some migrating birds on your way back home. Keep an eye out for ducks, herons etc. on ponds and rivers. Have fun!