Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In Search Of Fall Color

Some days you sit at 8:30 at night and just shake your head.  You just had a weird day that seems more like a dream.  Not necessarily a good dream or a bad dream, just a plain old dream.  People who know my husband and me know that spontaneous does not describe us.  We try to be, but we just aren't good at it.  Today we needed to go to the lumber yard yet again.  Until our latest project is finished, we have been going weekly if not more often.  We love living in the boonies, but it does require traveling 45 minutes or more to get certain supplies.  As we were going down the highway today, the fall color was starting to show a little.  It was at that point we decided to be spontaneous and head north up Wisconsin highway 151.  There were trees now and then that were beautiful, but the panorama was less than impressive.  We kept going thinking it had to get better.  Soon we were 90 miles from home, and before we knew it the trees looked like fall was past.  We came across a dam and a few colorful forests, but that was all.

We decided to go west toward Appleton.  We stopped to pick up a geocache along the way, but saw even less color.  After having lunch in the small town of Brillion, Wisconsin, we headed home.  On the way we stopped at the lumber store and dropped another chunk of cash.

By the time we got home it was 7:00 pm.  I went online and discovered we were just a few miles from a nice park and waterfall.  If we would have planned ahead, we could probably have had a better experience.  On the other hand, it was fun eating in a small town bar and grill and talking with the locals.  We went in an arts and crafts store and saw a few towns I had never been to before. 

We did see this on the way home.  A pumpkin that weighed 1160 lbs. and one that weighed 1547 lbs.

Maybe being spontaneous isn't so bad after all.  Although we probably won't change the way we approach things,  it wasn't such a bad day.

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