Monday, September 9, 2013

Adventure in Pasadena

On Monday, August 19th we set out from Corner Brook to deliver mail in Pasadena.  I kid you not.  One important detail - Pasadena Newfoundland not Pasadena California.  But more about the mail delivery later.

The drive to Pasadena is always a delight as you first drive through the lower Humber Valley and then along the shore of Deer Lake.  You can't begin to imagine what this area looks like when it's decked out in fall colours.  Its many years since I've been in the valley in the fall, all of my photos are from film - I feel a scanning session in the near future.

This is a drive-by shot through the front window of the car - you can see the wiper smudge down across the middle of the photo.

We scouted out Meyer's Minerals in an industrial plaza in Pasadena and found wonderful jewelry and gifts on display.  All of the items from earrings to clocks to wine racks are made on site from minerals found in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sandra Skeard took a few minutes from her work to entertain us with her stories and information about the products before she took my $$ for the earrings I purchased.  I also spotted a beautiful amethyst necklace but managed to resist it.  This time.

Then we were off to deliver the mail!  Sadie (left) was a neighbour of Deborah's last winter and as there was a little left over mail for her, we decided to hand deliver it to her.   Sadie and her cousin, Lillian (right) spend the summers at the Pasadena beach cabin Sadie and her late husband built 40+ years ago.  We had a delightful visit, cup of tea and cookies. 

These two cousins are still having fun together and they're both well into their 80s. 

Who wouldn't want to spend a summer looking at this view?!


  1. What a sweet story-- love the personal mail delivery. Would love to see your new earrings-- bet they are gorgeous. I'm such a sucker for a new pair of earrings!!


  2. What a beautiful place to be in and spend summer!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. Earrings are one of my addictions. Beautiful places and stories are two of the others. Thank you for indulging me today.

  4. Gorgeous area! Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to following your journeys. I could use some cooler weather right about now. Pasadena sounds heavenly:)