|crimson sumac and milkweed pods|
Dave's back is getting better daily so we've rescheduled our Ohio trip for the last week of October. I'm really looking forward to it. You know you've got the travel bug bad when passing an empty Walmart parking lot causes pangs of homesickness.
Wednesday we took the entire day to just do what we pleased, pretty much like we do when we're on the road. We had a long and pleasant second cup, went out for lunch and then did some sightseeing. Turn here, turn there, wherever our hearts took us. We bought crisp apples and pumpkins. We stopped to sample a cone of pumpkin frozen custard. Days like this are the unsung gems of life on the road. Nothing HAS to be done, with a few rare exceptions. You are able to do what you please, when you please. Sigh....
As we followed the dirt roads through the valley, we came across a field filled with hundreds of sheep. I've never seen them here before, usually these large fields are filled with cows or horses. As we stopped by the side of the road to photograph them, they turned to watch us, bleating a welcome.
|field of sheep behind a coop|
To top the day off, we met Cindy P and Walter at the cottage for happy hour. A sudden rain shower chased us off our chairs on the shore and up to the unfinished porch. It was our first happy hour there!
A quick update on a previous post. The lady long rider, Bernice Ende, has reached one of her goals - the Atlantic Ocean! Her two mares were cautious but curious and willingly walked down the wet beach, They plan to winter inland a bit, near Saratoga Springs, NY before heading back across the country to their home in northeast Montana. Check her out at endeofthetrail.com
|Spirit contemplates her first steps on the Atlantic beach near Wells, Maine.|