If you have read my blog for any time at all, you will know that David and I like to take back roads when we travel. We don’t have to go far to get on backroads and we always discover some hidden gem along the way. Before my pacemaker, or as I like to call them, my huff and puff days, we took a short journey on back roads to Cataract Falls. I found it on the map and we had never been there before, so we decided to find it. Cataract Falls is in our state and not all that far from our house, but it is on winding back roads and it helps to have GPS to find it because I really don’t think we would have otherwise.
Cataract Falls is a series of Falls along a River in a small state park where there is a covered bridge going over the river. The day we were there it looked like they were setting up for a wedding or wedding reception on the bridge. How neat would that be?! As I was still tiring out easily we did not walk far but got a feel for the park and may go back one day. There were kayakers at the bottom of one of the falls that must have kayaked from down river. There were lots of families enjoying the park and one amorous middle aged couple who acted like they were just married. Maybe they were!
We left cataract falls and followed signs to a general store. This store was really off the beaten path, but so worth stopping to see. It was a real old fashion general store run by a very genial man and his wife. They sold everything and the kitchen sink. I found a state scarf from which I am going to make a pillow. And I found this……
Someone had included a handwritten message….
And several outfits President Trump could wear if he so chose to.
There were several more outfits, but I thought that is as many as some people could endure!
I have a friend who would get a kick out of these.
So, as you know, I had a pacemaker put in and I am slowly getting my energy back. So we went to a football game of our oldest grandson’s last night. He was wearing a cast on two fingers, but he played anyway. Their team won handily. I’m not much for football, but I will endure it for my grandsons’ sakes as I like to watch them play sports.
Today we left Indianapolis for home, once again on back roads. It was such a pleasant drive. Much better than on interstate where everyone is in such a hurry. It was a perfect Autumn day. Went through little towns and saw some really nice older homes. Glad people are still restoring the old things because once they are gone, they won’t be back.
I have been doing other things besides traveling on backroads. I have been getting back into quilting again.
And knitting socks.
A small quilt and a pair of socks I completed last week. I have some larger projects I am working on that I will show later. I also painted a sign to put in front of our house that I will have to show you next time.
Oh, and here is something that has built its web right by our front door.
Isn’t he/she beautiful? I love spiders. David, not so much. Before I told him about this one I made him promise he wouldn’t kill it. Notice the coiled like web. They make it this way. Don’t know how, but then I don’t understand where spiders get the material to build their webs. They spin it from their bodies, but how?
Anyway, spiders are welcome at my house. They are good bug catchers. And they fit right in with the Halloween décor!
Here’s to back roads and fun discoveries. Bye.