Friday, October 5, 2018
I forgot to buy trash bags.
I made the harrowing, perilous, seemingly endless journey to town yesterday - and in the chaotic frenzy of grocery shopping I forgot to buy desperately-needed large plastic garbage bags.
This probably doesn't seem like a big deal, but when you live 500 miles from town (slight exaggeration) it's a huge crisis. I sure as hell don't want to drive back.
Last summer I was completely out of money and subsequently out of food. If it wasn't for the merciful kindness of my cousin Nancy I would have starved to death.
Now I'm (miraculously) back on track and have money again. So yesterday I made the journey to civilization and bought a lot of much-needed supplies.
The only redeeming factor of my trek to town was the beautiful weather and lovely scenery. October is a glorious time of year.
I happened to bring my El Cheapo digital camera. It's nearly impossible to stop anywhere on the narrow, winding road but I did manage to pull over a few times and snapped some photos without getting out of the car.
There are lots of rocky cliffs (at least that's what I call them) just outside of town. In the winter they're covered with icicles.
This close-up photo doesn't do them justice.
The foliage is starting to wither slightly but there's no autumn color yet. It will be spectacular towards the end of the month.
This little old wooden church seems to be abandoned (at least I've never seen anybody by it).
A quaint little valley dotted with some bales of hay.