Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Home again, home again, jigity-jig

Because we've been eating out WAY too much lately, before we left for Warm Springs I packed a lunch.  Nothing fancy, just tuna salad sandwiches, carrot sticks, raw pepper strips, and banana bread.  And, of course, a thermos of coffee.  As we approached Boonville I asked the GPS to help us find a park, and I must say she (our GPS is female) chose a good one.  

You can read about some of the history of this depot HERE.  It's on the Katy Trail State park, a biking and hiking trail that follows where the railroad track used to run.  

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I've always loved cabooses, although I prefer them to be red.  I used to say that if I won the lottery, I'd put a caboose in the yard.  At this stage of my life, though, I wouldn't bother.  

There was a picnic table at one end of the depot, so that's where we ate lunch.  I think this is the first time we've had a picnic lunch since we sold the motorcycle.  We need to have more picnics!  

We took a back-road route home and made a couple of fun stops, just like we used to do when we rode our motorcycle.

So yesterday was a wonderful day, from Clydesdales to Cabooses.  I must say my knees didn't protest too much, partly because I took my cane-chair along.  I didn't even take any pills stronger than an aspirin.  At any time during our tour of Warm Springs Ranch, I could unfold my chair and have a seat.  Sometimes that makes all the difference in the world!

I never actually use it as a cane, I just carry it in one hand until I need to sit down.  If you have bad knees and have a problem standing for a long time, you need one of these.  

3 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

that cane chair is cool. I'm afraid my big rear end would break it though. nothing is nicer than a picnic on an autumn day. looks like fun.

Margaret said...

That cane chair is ingenuous! Love it! Your picnic and trip sound wonderful.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Picnics are wonderful and I'm glad you got to enjoy yours.