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!