Sunday, 5 October 2014

Fall road trip!

Isaiah and I went for a Autumn drive yesterday to Alton, had a lovely fancy lunch at the Millcroft Inn and then continued our drive through Orangeville and the Hockley Valley. It was nice to be out of the city to see the fall leaves. We were suggested the outing by someone who use to live in the area and played around the mill as a child before it was converted into a fancy Inn and Spa.

The Forks of the Credit roadway to Alton was gorgeous. There was a river and colourful trees, it reminded me of a drive in NB we would sometimes take in the fall with my grandmother to see the leaves. It was slightly mountainous (for Ontario) and the road had a few switchbacks which were fun to zoom around with the standard. Apparently Elton John has a place in the area but we were not invited in for tea on his estate. Next time perhaps.

We used the trip as a bit of a 'one year in Toronto' celebration. We made it through one year surviving in Toronto, waiting for the transplant. One year of physio, hospital visits, and ignoring people on the subway. On the bright side, it was also one year of theatre visits, sporting events, and festivals. So I guess it balances out in the end. Somewhat.

The beautiful drive!
Our view at the lovely inn.
The other side.

Isaiah's prosciutto wrapped rabbit legs with foraged wild mushroom risotto.
My delicious bison burger topped with blue cheese and quail egg. Yum!!

1 comment:

Dave VanSlyke said...

Good for you for getting away from the big city and enjoying the colours and a nice meal.