Saturday, June 16, 2007

My morning ride




I ride early, now that summer temperatures are upon us. Wouldn't you know, the horses were at one of the furthest reaches of our place.

I rode to Napoleon and took pictures of the Missouri River from the elevator property there.

This was around 6:30 AM.

That's the G&S store in Napoleon. When we moved out here in the 70's, it was run by a fellow named Manuel. They kept a few groceries, and had lunch meat you could have sliced to order, many varieties: liver loaf, olive loaf, my favorite one, Iowa loaf. In spring they had bulk garden seeds, and I always bought my seeds there. The place had an "old-time, country store" flavor. Other people bought it and tried to keep it going, but after a few years they had to close for lack of business. It's sad to see it sitting empty now.


I was back home before 8, and found Cliff out in the shop already; the newest dog, Annie, woke him up whining after me when I left. I have to tie her up or she'll follow me onto the highway.

Good thing Cliff went to bed at 10 last night!

2 comments:

Midlife Mom said...

Nice to ride early like that before it get s too hot. We rode today, I had to ride one of the stable horses as Buddy is still not good. It seemed funny to be on another horse and I didn't feel comfortable at all even though it was a good ride. I'm just so used to the way Buddy moves that we are almost one so this was different to be on this other horse. At least I got to ride with my friends and we went to the river and let the guys play in it a little pawing the water and getting us all wet!

toni said...

Beautiful photos and nostalgia as well. I would love to be up early and riding with you. You live a good life, Ms.Donna.
Blessings,
~Toni~