But I am just a pilgrim on this road, boys
Until I see you fare thee well
-Steve Earle, Pilgrim

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tom's New Bent

Rode to Fordland today with Rae, Doug and Tom. It was a lovely day to ride, although there was a brisk south wind. Tom was on his new recumbent, a Bacchetta. He has only had it a few weeks and is already speeding along on strong legs. Saw plenty of other riders, animals and nice scenery. We stopped for breakfast at the Fountain Cafe. I asked about the soda fountain, and unfortunately it is just for show.

Doug, Tom & Rae




Barn made into a house

Big spider


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fountain Cafe

On Saturday, I rode over to Fordland with Doug and Rae. We had breakfast at the Fountain Cafe. There is an old soda fountain counter at the cafe. No one ordered a soda while we were there, so it may only be for looks. The pancakes were okay, but not on our top ten list. As Doug said: "It looks more like a biscuit and gravy place". They did have a good crowd. We skipped getting our hair done at the Kurl-up & Dye, which I thought might be a joint venture with an undertaker. We did buy snickerdoodle and peanut butter cookies from the bakery next to the cafe. It was already too hot by the time we got back. I was glad we left early.

Doug at the Fountain Cafe

Kurl-up & Dye

Rae & Doug heading home