Saturday, June 26, 2010
This trip was a little further from home to a kind of yuppie area at the edge of a busy population. We took all the back roads to avoid people that may be in more of a hurry, the truck runs about forty MPH. The cooler early evening is the perfect time for a drive on the country roads.
Air conditioning consists of the windows being open. The joy of feeling fresh air cannot be explained, there is a freedom about having the windows open and smelling the air. The joy of actually seeing the countryside at a slower pace. I was most upset at not taking my camera, I missed the picture of a flock of gold finches in a patch of thistle that went to seed. There was a beautiful picture of a pond and an elderly fisherman with his pole over the water. I also missed the mares and foals in a pasture, the foals bucking and kicking as they ran and played together. I am astounded at the corn fields, most are taller than me and I swear, they will tassel before the Fourth of July. In the old days, the saying for corn was, knee high by the Fourth of July. This year it is well beyond that! We also saw many fields of first cutting hay drying and to be baled tomorrow. Talk about a wonderful smell........... you just don't get that in a car with the windows rolled up as you travel four lane roads.
Oh my girls, like myself think the old truck is pretty cool, we don't need to dwell on it's coolness.
So while I'm sitting there, on my ice cream date, a man comes over and within minutes he and my date are talking about the truck. And right there in the yuppie ice cream parking lot, my wonderful husband raises the hood of the old truck................... I shake my head and continue to enjoy my hot fudge sundae.