Then we went for a long walk up a country road near here. Nancy said she was out of breath, but then it dawned on her--altitude. Not as bad as last time, but she noticed it. That's why it's good that we're staying here until Tuesday. We're going to see Ms. Mary and Lady Bug on Monday for lunch. Nancy is very excited about meeting her, but doesn't want her to think that she has to entertain us. It's about a two hour drive to McCall, but a very scenic ride--Nancy has been there before. Then, we'll move closer down toward McCall and maybe go out to dinner. She said it was cool enough to leave the windows open--she's in high country, so I'll be all right in the truck.
After our walk, I lay in the grass while Nancy read until it started to get warm. There isn't much shade here, but always a nice breeze and it cools down in the evening--we don't need the air. Then, Nancy said, "C'mon, you wanna go in the truck? I have to go get some batteries and then we're going to take a ride." I'm always up for a little adventure.
Nancy set the GPS to avoid highways (that always makes me nervous) and put Elk City as the destination. Well, it really was a pretty ride, I have to admit. Nancy didn't take a lot of pictures because even though it was a gravel road, it was steep and there were drop offs on the sides. Only in some places could we stop. At the very beginning of the ride we came across a bunch of people riding horses like they were practicing for a rodeo. Nancy couldn't get good pictures because of the fence, but she asked one of the ladies on a horse when the rodeo was going to be. The lady said, "Now." The only thing Nancy could figure out is that the whole town is in the rodeo and that's why the stands were empty. There was a cute little boy who was bouncing around like crazy on his horse, and another girl practicing the barrel races, but we don't have a picture of her.
The road got prettier as we went. It was pretty steep in places, though. And on gravel you have to go very slow so that you keep the traction.
We passed miles and miles of wheat fields. They are harvesting now as you can see in the picture above. As beautiful as it is, without a subject, it doesn't make a good picture. Michael is right. Nancy took one any way because she wanted to remember it. She also took a close up of the wheat because she had never seen it, and because she wanted the kids to see it.
Nancy likes this picture because she collects pottery that has a wheat design.
Now this is a FUNNY picture. I'd name it, "Getting caught with your whole body IN the cookie jar."
Nancy took this picture for my cousins who like horses.
I also have a cousin who likes cows. I've seen her pictures of them.
We never did make it to Elk City, but we stopped in a very small town called Stite. Nancy went into the grocery store to have a look around, then took a picture of the post office. The lady in the supermarket seemed amused that Nancy had come up through the back roads. Some of the bridges across the streams are only one car wide. There's a pretty river that runs along the road for a while. We were going to go back until we found out this campgroud is full after Tuesday. On the way back we saw farms and barns.
Just for the record, I'm sleeping in Nancy's bed, again, tonight. I'm not quite sure whether Nancy is telling me the truth--I don't think worn out batteries sound like something alive inside a trailer.