Sunday, August 9, 2009
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh
My staycation adventures... PART 1
During my staycation we went to Olcott. Olcott is a small town on Lake Ontario, north of where I live. It is a beautiful little town. The view of the lake is GORGEOUS!! I also fell in love with these cosmos that were growing up through stones in front of a beach house. Nature is truly beautiful!
There were a bunch of adorable little shoppes. Unfortunately most of them were closed on Monday. We did get in a couple of them though. The yellow shoppe in the photo below had the prettiest chandelier.
On the way home, we decided to check out The Winery at Marjim Manor. The winery features wines made from fruit grown in local orchards. We tasted a bunch and they were yummy!! Marjim Manor, formerly called Appleton Hall is a 9500 square foot mansion built in the 1800's. While there we were told of the facinating history of this grand manor...
"In the 1820's Shubal Merritt began building a house for his wife and family. Tragically, his wife died just prior to the completion of the home. Shubal moved his children in and they lived there for some time. The paranormal history seems to begin with the reported tragic, accidental death of his son Lewis in the building. As Shubal cleaned his gun after a hunting expedition, his son came through the french doors. The gun went off, and his son died. Thereafter, at 3:00 pm the doors would swing open as if heralding the approach of the doomed son." I found this except here if you would like to read more about the haunting. A reporter at the Niagara Falls Reporter wrote this interesting article about the haunted farm.
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