Monday, April 13, 2009

Just out for a ride...

We used to go "for rides" when I was a kid. There was no destination, just out for a ride. Sometimes we'd end up somewhere but it was never intentional. We'd stop and visit, but we never called first. We were just out for a ride. We don't do that much anymore. It's probably the price of gas or that there's too much to miss on television.

Well me and my mom went out for a ride on Easter. We were going to visit my grandmother, but realized she wouldn't be home on Easter. So we just went for a ride.

We found this in Guilford, Maine. It's an honest to goodness, covered bridge. Not the original. The little plaque said that the original and three subsequent bridges were all lost in floods. I sensed a pattern of sorts, but since no one was around I kept it to myself.

I asked my mother if we should go across it. She said since there was nothing saying we couldn't, we might as well. Sounded like pretty solid logic to me. So we did.

Of course we had no idea what was on the other side of the river, but it was ok. The snow was melted enough that we could turn around. So we went back across and found a little diner and I had a turkey sandwich and she had fried shrimp and I may or may not have stopped, looked and put a deposit on another goat. After all we were just out for a ride, anything can happen.

Smiles from the farm,

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  1. what a wonderful covered bridge!! i've never seen one in person!

    we always make a point just to take a ride.....sometimes not far, but i try to find roads i haven't been on to explore......sometimes an hour, sometimes 3 or 4, but it's much needed!

    thanks for the link to the southern farm! those nesting boxes are great!

  2. What a wonderful bridge! I bet goat hooves would sound really cool crossing that. There weren't any trolls underneath were there? The goatmother says they used to go for rides too...back when. I've been for a ride in the truck and I didn't like it very much.

  3. I liked the bridge and all...but I'm wondering about the goat you might have or have not put a deposit on. A little mystery there. i love those rides to no where.....that's where we thought we were going when we had trouble finding Chesley's. But we finally got there, and had so much fun. Let us know about the mystery goat, Hugs, Kathleen

  4. Now I am curious about the goat too! I love covered bridges. I have never seen one in person but they are beautiful and interesting to me. I miss just going for drives, I used too all the time. Now with trying to save money and the price of gas we never just drive anymore.

  5. Hi, I just found your blog and happy I did. I love it and I love Maine,although I have not made it there yet. The covered bridge is beautiful.

  6. There's a covered bridge in Kenduskeag, too.

    I love just going for a ride and have done so with Monkey on the back roads, just exploring the countryside we live in. Just because. (It's especially wonderful in the fall!!!)