Friday, May 5
We left early – as usual – to make the nine-and-a half to ten hour trip to Maine. It seems that we have been traveling in rain a lot the past few weeks. I took this picture at 5:30, and we had already been on the road about twenty minutes.
This picture was taken about the same time – with the focus on the road instead of the window.
Fifteen minutes later we were watching a beautiful sunrise as we traveled east on I-78.
We traveled in heavy traffic about 7:30, but were able to keep moving at a good speed.
Cerwin took the route by the Tappan Zee Bridge (over the Hudson River) because he wanted to see the progress on the new bridge. They got a lot of work done since we were last over it in early January.
We crossed the bridge into Maine just after 1:00 PM.
It looked like springtime when we arrived at Mark and Diane’s house at 3:30 PM.
They are about two or three weeks behind us, so it felt like we were seeing early springtime all over again.
It was a beautiful afternoon, so I asked Diane if she wanted to go with me on a walk. We stopped to look at the swampy area between their house and the Catholic church.
She began checking for tadpoles that she thought should be swimming in the water.
She said the green “mass” is frog eggs. She thinks these are the tree frogs they hear at night. (We heard them that night. They are quite loud.)
As our eyes adjusted to the water, we began seeing tadpoles.
Then we continued our walk around the church.
This is a nice walk because the long entrance and exit roads to and from the church are behind Mark and Diane’s house – meaning there is no traffic. Unless you happen to be walking about the time of a service.
You can enter the church driveway beside the Myers’ drive way and return by going only a short distance on the road by their house.
Flowers next to the church
We came back to the house through the back yard and garden area. Their rhubarb will soon be ready to cut.
They garden with raised boxes.
Strawberries are coming through the ground.
Lydia and Hannah came for supper – and brought dessert.
Their delicious dessert. If I remember correctly is was a cheese cake with caramel topping.
We had a great evening catching up on their lives and making plans for the next morning when Lydia would graduate from college.