After my appointment, I stopped by Ben’s house and we went for a walk around his neighborhood during his lunch break. It is always nice to have that one-on-one time with him where we can talk without interruption.
When I got back home, I started laundry and packing for my trip to Stoughton. Poor Frisco is upset again, wondering if he will be included in the plan. Since he doesn’t hear any more, I had a face to face conversation with him, telling him that all is okay - I hope he can read my body language.
Yesterday, I dropped Frisco off at Ben’s at 9:00 and hit the road. Since I had recently read a book called “Driftless” by David Rhodes - a story about the driftless geological area (not affected by the glaciers) that covers northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin, I decided to take the scenic route. The scenery made the additional time worth the extra hour of travel. The road meanders through the beautiful forest-covered hillsides, many with rock walls facing the roadsideand several small towns. All through the Kickapoo Valley, I saw cows and horses grazing in picturesque pastures with squiggly creeks winding their way through the valley floor. Before I got to Richland Center, I took a detour through Boaz so I could go past ‘The Land’ where Mike and I and our kids had many wonderful camping outings with our contingent of Milwaukee friends.
The Scenic Route
Highway Q, heading toward The Land.
I arrived at Dawn’s and got setup in my room, we chatted a bit, and then I walked over to Pat’s house to say hello and to meet their two new kittens, Ally and Cass. They are rambunctious and cute little kittens.
Dawn and I sat up and talked and drank wine until 10:30 and then it was time for me to hit the sack.
This afternoon, I met my dear friend, Leslie at Deak’s Tavern for lunch and that was so nice to get together with her again. I think it’s been two years, at least.
Some of Dawn’s beautiful flowers.