I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
~ Rosalia de Castro
Remember the Abandoned Turnpike? M and I went for a hike along it at the beginning of our trip, when we were on our way to the Bogs.
Now that I’m home and can look at the photos on the big screen (instead of the laptop), let’s set out along the deserted road once again to have a better look around.
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road
It was warm the day we hiked the old highway. It is hot today. The three H’s of summer have arrived on the Eastern Shore. (That would be Heat, Humidity, and Haze, the three sisters of misery, in case you’re not in the know.) I think it’s likely to stay this way for a while, with the occasional rain showers or storms showing up just to tweak the humidity a little higher. That’s summer, like it or not. (And as we all know, I don’t like it, but I’m determined to try.)
The Black-Eyed Susans are blooming. I haven’t had a chance to walk out to the meadows and have a look at them, or take photos. I’m reluctant to take a lot of photos right now since I have a lot to sort through from the trip. Mowing is taking up a great deal of time, too. You should see my “to-do” list. It’s long. Very long.
The next few weeks are going to be super duper busy. I’m going off on another adventure in a few days. When I return, I’ll be getting the house ready for guests. It seems everyone wants to come visit at the same time, or at least near the same time.
What have you been up to lately? Did you do anything exciting over the weekend, or not exciting but worth a mention? I’ve been working on getting caught up. “Caught up” is not likely, in all honesty. It is probably best to work on starting where I am.
Thank you for dropping in today, and taking a little hike with me. I’ll have more from the abandoned turnpike for you soon. Tomorrow I’m going to leave the road in order to bring you a bit of whimsy.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂