On March 16th, 2009, Jeff took me on a back road drive that was utterly terrifying. I remember the road had about 6 inches of ice on it, and it went through the woods, with trees and cliffs and small bridges and rivers right beside the road, and we were only in my little CAR!
After another weekend of not leaving the house I was aching for an adventure, so I asked Jeff he could skip football after we finished today’s layer of paint in our bedroom, and if we could go back to that ice road.
It was an adventure before we left our property!!
The truck was out of transmission fluid and didn’t want to go into gear!
Jeff thought he had some transmission fluid around, so I took out the camera and generally just amused myself and annoyed him while he hunted for it.
Jeff knew there was a particular kind he needed to use, so it was my job to find it in the manual.
Then I wandered around our lawn. Here is our little burning bush, so bright and vibrant.
My roses are better this fall than they were all year.
Our oaks are the nicest fall leaves around here, but there is nothing here as colourful as our fall drives north of the Sault.
Some of the lots across the lake that have been sale for awhile are now covered in trailers and small bunkies. Here is one we can see if we’re out on the front lawn.
Silly earwigs drowned themselves in the hummingbird food. Speaking of which, I think it’s time to put these away now. I haven’t seen a hummingbird in a few weeks so hopefully they are all gone south. (Remind me to tell you sometime how Grandma Stock thinks they get there. Okay, I’ll tell you know, on the backs of Canadian Geese!)
Oh goodie, Jeff found some transmission fluid, we are going to have an adventure today!!
Here is the start of the road! What were we thinking taking this road in the winter. I knew right away it was a BIG BIG mistake, but there was just no turning around.
The road was in decent shape today. It seems to be mostly a forest access road, with a few seasonal camps.
We crossed several nice little creeks and rivers. Here’s one looking out the right side window (taken by me!)
And here is the same river looking out the left side window (taken by Jeff!)
Here’s another picture of the same house we took a picture of last time.
We passed lots of Christmas tree lots. I’m guessing these ones are already graded for this year’s harvest (because of all the flagging tape on them already). The harvest is probably only a few weeks away. Many Christmas trees grown around here are harvested in November and exported.
I think this house has seen better days! So intriguing though. I wish I was a trespasser, I’d go take a look!
Look at this dude!
I almost didn’t see it, because I was freaked out of my skin by what was across the road. This guy was spinning slowing in the doorway and I thought it was a real person at first! I even checked for legs! (Jeff laughs at me a lot.)