Hi everyone! It’s another beautiful day here at Steve’s Country. And you know what that means. You don’t? Oh. Rats. I don’t know either and I was hoping you could tell me. Sigh. Oh well. Oh, right. Now I remember.🤔🙄 It means another crazy adventure with my dad and I. Really, they were crazy at times. And sometimes even worse. But they were fun though.😀 And we used to have a great time remembering all these adventures and having a good laugh.😂🤣 Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from this adventure so I am using some recent pictures instead.😁
So go ahead and laugh along with me as I remember another one of these great insulator hunting adventures.😃😂 Fall was a good time for our adventures, and that’s when most of them took place.😀🍁🍂 The amazing things that happened sometimes. Many times we didn’t find much interesting, but the things that happened are what made the outings so memorable. Like this one time we were trying to find a way in to the railway which was quite a distance from where we had to park the car.
That meant hiking a bit through the forest and this one time, after checking the map thoroughly, we figured we had the shortest route planned. So it should only take maybe 15 minutes or so and then we would be at a new location. That would be nice since the isolated area should produce some nice finds for the growing collection. But of course things don’t always work out the way we planned sometimes. Or maybe I should say, they seldom worked out the way we planned. It seems there was always something that happened to turn an easy hike into a rather arduous trek. And that would nearly wear us out before we reached our destination.
On this particular day that is exactly what happened. But it started out as a fabulous sunny and warm day in late August. So off we drove to the spot where we would begin this short and easy hike. We arrived quickly enough and parked the car at the end of this little trail. But, that is where easy stopped and problems began. We grabbed our back packs and started through the brush which was no easy matter. It was very thick brush all through that area and there was no way around it. So we just started pushing our way through it.
As usual I was in the lead since I had planned this route on the map. Unfortunately I had forgotten to bring the map with me and so this is where we are now. You forgot the map?, asked dad. Well, I did bring a map, but it’s the wrong one, I said. BONEHEAD, said dad. We just got started and already he is enjoying himself, I thought to myself. I remember the way, however, I said, I studied that map a lot. Right, said dad. So off we went.
Watch the branches, I said. Thwack! AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Guess he didn’t. Dad’s hat went flying and got stuck in a tree. I can get it, I said. I grabbed a branch and reached up. Sure enough I got it quite easily and I swung the branch down with dad’s hat attached to it. Thwack! AAAAA!!!! Oops. Guess I swung too hard. Got dad right across the side of his head. But amazingly his glasses didn’t fall off. Thanks, said dad. Not sure he really meant that. Dad still wanted me to go first, which was amazing.
Hmm, guess I had better stop here for today. But there is more to come in part 2. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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