This past weekend, Don and I only made it as far as the Brightwater Treatment Plant for our weekend outing. Yep, we visited a place that turns the sewage into “clean” water. Exciting, right? 😉 Normally, it isn’t the kind of place that I want to visit but I’d heard that there are nature trails and natural ponds there.
At first, it was kind of ugly and disappointing. The “natural” ponds looked like the drainage ponds they build on construction sites. There were ducks and geese on them but, still, it was an ugly landscape. Then, we followed a path to the little bridge above and found ourselves in the type of forest landscape we remember exploring as kids.
It wasn’t a huge forest and we soon ended up on the railroad tracks.
Don wanted to walk down the railroad tracks but I wasn’t ready to leave the forest area. The air was so fresh and it was so quiet. It reminded me all the hours I spent roaming the woods on cold, clear days when I was a kid. Plus, we hadn’t found the field house that was supposedly there. (Never did, either.)
Don wants to go back and follow the tracks. I’m not keen on the idea (it’s hard to walk on tracks!) but since he’s willing to go anywhere I want to go, including a sewage treatment plant, I will go. 🙂