Monday, August 8, 2011

Day trip

Yesterday was getting out of the city for a fun day trip - headed out to Halton Hills with the end goal being a hike around Crawford Lake. It's so gorgeous right now with all the greenery...Our first stop was the Cheltenham Badlands - it's sort of a man made Badlands due to erosion from unsuccessful farming around the turn of the 20th century - you can still see some apple trees around the property...here's a photo.....


We then got waylaid - in a good way by a stop at Spirit Tree Cidery - we couldn't resist the roadside sign and the promise of not only cider but Wood Fired Oven bakery goodies - in fact we bought 3 loaves of bread - one of which was an Apple baguette - chewy and delicious plus some raw chocolate bars made in Georgetown - Giddy YoYo. There was a well stocked shop with lots of gourmet goodies including a take out area which had a variety of salads, cheeses and pies.

One of the plants on our walk...don't know what those blue berries are..

IMG_1245.jpg

By the time we got to Crawford Lake the heat of the day had lessened a bit and in our travels on a trail up to the Lookout we spied some Turkey Vultures resting....

IMG_7808.jpg
Afterwards it was off to dinner at the Naked Sprout in Burlington....this is the Tempeh Reuben

IMG_7995.jpg

And this the pizza....

IMG_3023.jpg

We also discovered a great spot near Georgetown called William's Mill - a collective of artists workshops and a gallery - glass, stone sculpture, fabric, paintings - a lovely spot...also a village named Terra Cotta - I see why people like to live out this way - it would be a great spot as an artist/artisan/writer...to get inspiration from...
Post a Comment