in which i take a day off

Guess what I did today? I took a day off!

This was the first day I haven't done any work for school since I started. It's the beginning of Week 4 and I was feeling very put-upon. I felt like autumn - by far my favourite season - would pass me by while I was toiling away over "Critical Theory in Information Infrastructure". It was time for a hike.

Allan, Cody, Tala and I went to Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, one of the parks in the Halton region, a little west and north of us. Last year we hiked at Hilton Falls, also in Halton. It was so nearby, relatively speaking, that I wanted to check out some of the others.

Rattlesnake Point is on the Niagara Escarpment, which gives it beautiful views. It's a popular spot for rock climbing and caving. We walked along the ridge line, a pleasant stroll in the quiet of the woods, my favourite decompressor.

I had heard of the "historic village of Campbellville," so we were hoping for a pub. But the historic Campbellvillians must drive a ways for a pint, because all we found was a luncheonette kind of place. We saw some lovely old homes, though - a beautiful change from the suburban sameness of Mississauga - and Milton, for that matter, which is gobbling up the farmland all around the Halton Conservation Areas.

We were only gone for a few hours, but it was so refreshing.

Click for better views. You might be able to spy Lake Ontario in the distance.

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