peeping in the rain

Sam and I went for a long, quiet ride today, taking in the beauty of Vermont in the fall. We chomped on Kentucky Fried Chicken and sucked down Dunkin’ Donuts Hazelnut coffee along the way. 🙂
It was a slightly rainy day, but somehow the overcast sky created a gorgeous backdrop for the fall colors. There have been some amazingly flourescent oranges, bright yellows, sharp reds….and there is still a lot of green, not only the evergreens but the grasses in the fields are still quite lush.
It was a contemplative ride over to Keene, up to Walpole, over to Bellows Falls and down Route 5, with a detour along the Middle Road and East-West Road to track Route 9 (?) back into town along the West River. We really didn’t speak much; it would have interfered with the mood. 🙂
Sam asked about my family, as he always does, and also expressed concern about Manjeca. She’s been ill and Sam hasn’t heard from her in a while: does anyone have an update?
Nancy was really helpful at the front desk at Eden Park, where I have to sign a book whenever I take Sam out. She ran off to get a belt for us after we discovered that there was No Way we were going to get him into the car without one. He thought we could pull it off. What was he thinking? The dude is a foot taller than me and I won’t guestimate how much he weights. Grin. But the mild leverage on the back just didn’t cut it. That belt though…..whipped that dude up out of that wheelchair!
Will see him next week and update him on goings-on in here. It’s been pretty quiet lately – hope you all will post comments and let him know what’s going on with you.

2 thoughts on “peeping in the rain”

  1. AN ALTERNATIVE RETIREMENT HOME
    There will be no nursing home in my future………
    When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise
    Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

  2. Happiness is bringing your page up! What a wonderful, beautiful, drive you must have had…I really could picture it. I’ve been there twice, and loved the area.
    Leaves have been very pretty here as well, however today is gusty so the leaves are skittering. Grand Mesa had a large cloud “stuck” on her all yesterday…no doubt with a bit of snow.
    Cody (grandson) has been in the “middle of it” in Iraq. He is stationed at Ramadi. I received a call from him last week, really brightened my day! He was calling from a roof top for better reception. Of course he kept saying he was “all right”…I am sure as a Marine, that is drilled into him.
    His mom, Kelly, is hard at work on her RN studies. Will start clinicals next week in Craig, Steamboat Springs and Meeker (all these are CO).
    I am working more than I’d like at the wineries..
    like the extra $$, but am TOO OLD.
    Janine says this is her last year of teaching…
    hope so, as she gets more uptight every year.
    We celebrated Peggy and Stu’s 25th Anniversary on the Grand Mesa the first few days of Oct. Rented several cabins and ate, drank and laughed lots…was fun. Take care…thanks Stephanie.

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