Seeing the kayak on top of the buggy was something out of the ordinary. Towing a trailer was also. Upon closer inspection I saw not only the ice chest but a smaller ice chest, a large water carrier, two fishing poles and other items which really looked like all for camping. They were a young couple. You couldn’t tell so from the guy with his long beard but ever once in awhile the woman would turn around to look and see how much traffic was backed up behind them and she was just as cute as could be with her little straw hat on. The line was me, a logging truck and then a long string of cars. I was in no hurry and enjoyed admiring the cute Mennonite. Finally after about a quarter mile or so of crawling along they pulled over and the logging truck pushed me on around them. Incidentally that left rear wheel on the trailer was really wobbly.
Fun to watch when I wasn’t looking at her.
It was a leisurely drive on the back roads of
this day coming across many interesting sites purely by accident. The plan was to stay at a State Park along
the Mississippi River that afternoon but when
I pulled in two bicyclists waved me to a stop.
They informed me the park was closed.
“They have it barricaded off.” We
figure they expect the flood waters coming down the Mississippi from up north (a few days away
yet) to inundate the campground and naturally they don’t want campers in
there. Bummer for me as I had to drive
an hour north to find something else and it was already tea time. Worse for them as they were on bicycles and
already had peddled over 50 miles for the day.
I told them if I were on a bicycle I go in there and camp anyway in some
secluded spot. No one would ever know and who would run a pair of cyclists out who were just staying for the night? Anyway,
short post today because of impending flood waters, not good wifi where we are
for the night and I’m tired.