Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Drive Through the Country

Today was an unexpected treat.  Last night we went to bed with the weatherman's strong predictions of storms and possible tornados in the wee morning hours.  I couldn't go to sleep - I guess I was waiting for the storms.  We don't mess around here in the South when tornados may be afoot.  Finally at around 3 am, after watching a taped Oprah, a Supernanny, and an episode of Hell's Kitchen, I drifted off.

The storm never came - just lot of rain.  But when I awoke this morning, the sun was shining.  Go figure.  It was supposed to rain all day today, but we haven't had a drop.

But it was too wet for hubby to do yard work or to golf.  So he suggested we take my parents on a mini road trip.  So off the 4 of us went.  We were gone about 4 hours, driving on country roads, by golf courses, and through woods, all just for the fun of being out on a spring day. 

We stopped for lunch at a country buffet restaurant in Oneonta.  The food was delicious, and the desserts, oh my!  It was all serve yourself, all you can eat.  Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler, ice cream, all HOMEMADE.  Yum.  Then we all rolled to the car and continued on our leisurely way.

 I love these huge moss covered rocks; look closely and you'll see a fern growing from the top of this one.

Then we saw the covered bridge.  Despite the fact that we were in my HUGE SUV, hubby had to drive over it.  We looked back and saw it from the rear....
It didn't look so wobbly and wonky from the other side.  After that big meal we felt pretty lucky to have made it across.  Of course to get back on our way, we had to turn around and go over it again.

Then we came across a sweet goat family.  Babies.....
And an adult.....
Hubby made wonderfully silly goat noises to get him to look at my camera.

And then back where we started, to drop my parents off at their apartment.  Isn't the Wisteria lovely there?
You can't tell from this picture, but this brick structure is the garbage dumpster for the apartment complex.  On the right side there is a brick ledge over which you throw your garbage bags.  Once a day a maintenance worker can push a button and compact everything.  On the left side a garbage truck can back in and empty the dumpster.  I've never see such a beautiful dumpster.

My Patches quilt is coming along,  I finished his teeth.  Now I'm adding his tongue above the teeth and his lower lip below.  His mouth will be finished this weekend, and I can move onto fur.  I'm looking forward to fur. 

1 comment:

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

What a lovely day you had.
thanks for sharing it.