...Whilst Being Drunk
20.10.2006 15 °C
Well I had my first field trip today with univeristy but because I went out of Toronto I thought I would write it in here instead of my Ryerson blog. So started off the morning by leaving 30 minutes late leaving at 8:45am and went out of Toronto to the Niagara Peninsula. So from Toronto to the other side of Lake Ontario we had 4 stops before Niagara Falls; Burlington for a canal and nature reserve, Welland Centre for another part of the canal with huge cargo ships, Ball's Falls...no kidding that is the name of the falls and then lunch somewhere on the peninsula. However, the weather did get better as it went from heavy drowning rainfall to light drizzle then over cast and then sunny. Stopped at Niagara Falls for 30 minutes to observe land use around it...instead everyone was taking photos of the falls and going into the shops.
After Niagara Falls we drove through Niagara-on-the-Lake and along the US/Canadian Border (which happened to be the Niagara River) until we went inland and up hill to a winery. This was everyone's favourite part of the trip where we went around the winery and even sampled some wine. Then after that we bought some wine (2 bottles) which John and I opened and drank (both bottles) in the whole 2.5 hour journey back to Toronto. So naturally we got drunk. What made it better was that none of the lecturers of 4th year assisstants knew we were drinking. Was quite funny as we were up and down constantly talking to people on the coach and taking photos all the way home. Fond memories I have now of that trip and not surprisingly for non-academic reasons obviously.
Niagara Falls though I think I will visit again during the summer months when the weather is nicer and will get some nicer pictures etc. Well worth the visit in my opinion and I have also updated my website. If you go to "Road Trip!", "October 2006" (In Picture Diary) and "Been There, Done That" I have new pictures up from the trip and Chowny's birthday party last night (Thursday night) at Mick E Fynns, where both Chowny and I were the only ones drunk and we are working on getting Katherine drunk too as she has the same birthday as Chowny. It started off with a meal at Swiss Chalet on Yonge Street with Chowny, Tegan, Hayley, Giulia, Reb, Chris, Louise, Katherine, Louie, Chowny's flat mate and myself, which then moved to the Karaoke Bar upstairs, which looked rather dodgey so we went to Mick E Fynns and got plastered, plus I was under direct orders from Tegan to get Chowny smashed, which I am also quite proud of. We also came home finally with a Swiss Chalet frosted pint glass, a normal pint glass from Mick E Fynns and two menu holders which we will fill with little pictures. Chowny and I only had roughly 4 pitcher jugs (each being 4 pints, and that was just Chowny and I).
Anyway I best be off to bed as I am currently having trouble sleeping as its too hot to sleep in my room and if i open my window I get woken up by helicopters, police cars, fire trucks and ambulances at all hours of the morning. So must try to catch up with some sleep.
PS. Just realised I am home in two months (when I worked it out it was the 20th) so I'll be home in two months time.