Friday, December 30, 2016

End of the Year Wandering and Giggling

I love this very isolated road and its gorgeous views.  We drove past a guy on the main highway who was walking across the United States with his dog before we veered off onto this quieter option.  I'd like to walk this road sometime, or maybe run it, if only to savor and revel in its beauty.

I kept pulling over for photos.  Everyone tolerated me until I stopped because a young cow had somehow gotten out of the fence and onto the road.  I didn't want to take a chance of hitting it.  Surprisingly, Ike - in the far back of the minivan - freaked out, jumping out of his seat (and he doesn't jump easily) and scrambling toward the door, whining.  Scared of cows?  We laughed about it all the way home, imagining what about it scared him.  ("Dude!  If that huge thing is a baby, the mom must be a dinosaur!")

And then there were the cows staring at me when I got out of the car at the end of the Meyers Grade Road.  Reminded me of travels in the mountains of Italy, while out running in northern Ireland, and while wandering the streets of Banaras in India where cows behaved aggressively toward me.  These stood at a fence and looked so intently at me that I started yelling, "leave me alone!  I'm a vegetarian!"  The girls joined in and we giggled all the way back down to Jenner and a final photo of the evening.

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