Casey Visits

Casey called the other day asking if we could get together for a belated Fathers Day photo walk around the Kitchener/Waterloo area. We haven't been able to get together since last fall so I jumped at the chance to spend time with my son. He hopped on a bus from Toronto and I picked him up at Charles Street station. He looked great and we managed to catch up over a fabulous brunch at Angie's restaurant, his treat. We had planned on heading to a park of Casey's choosing for a little photography. But the weather wasn't cooperating so we headed back to Green Acre Park. Chris was away in Edmonton for Sarah's graduation so we had Phaeton Place to ourselves. We hung around the park and took Teddy for a nice long walk before barbecuing some chicken for supper. Bill & Laurie popped by to say hi as well and we had a good visit.

Montreal Locomotive Works – Engine 9 – 1923

Sunday morning we decided to drive into St Jacobs and check out the train yard. Casey borrowed one of my zoom lenses while I went with my wide angle zoom as we shot the old train engine sitting on the tracks outside the maintenance building. The sun was already pretty high in the sky so I dialed in some HDR settings on my camera. We wandered around St Jacob's Main Street as well but most businesses were closed until at least 11:00 am or later. We did manage to stop in at our favourite bakery though where Casey picked up a delicious strawberry pie to have with coffee later.

St Jacobs storefront

It wasn't long though before I had to get Casey back to the bus station unfortunately. He's very busy at work these days in Toronto but we both promised to do this again soon. Thanks for coming up Casey. I enjoyed it very much.

Strawberry Pie