"All journeys have secret destinations of which
the traveler is unaware."
First let me say "Thank You" for all you comments and well wishes. Today was a real journey in which I wasn't even sure of where the road would take me. There was a brochure in the hotel lobby for a apple orchard so I decided that would be my first stop. I was off on a country road in search for apples. This was one of the sights on the way.
I am in love with all the fall colors. They are really just starting to change in Mass. I hope to get some better pictures in New Hampshire.
Here is some picture taken at the apple orchard.
This house was right next to the orchards, you might not be able to see there was a field of apple trees behind it. The shutters on the house had apple cut outs in the middle of them. I would be so happy living in this cute red house in the middle of all those apples.
My next stop was a planned trip to a General Store. It looked small from the outside but just keep going and going once you were inside. There was a whole section of what I grew up as penny candy. Now they were mostly 5 and 10 cents a piece. There were 3 young girls who were trying to decide what candy they wanted. One of the girls said to the others "we only have a dollar each so we must pick wisely". I didn't stick around to see how they each spent their dollar. Here are some pictures taken outside.
I really had no plans after that so I went down the road to where they were suppose to have cranberries. I arrived to find the place closed. It was very commercial and the cranberry fields weren't even near there. So I drove down the country road and to my surprise I saw a cranberry field. I pulled over to take a picture and as I was the owner came home. He was so nice and told me how they grow on vines about 12 inches long. They flood the fields and then he takes a machine to separate the berries from the vine. Then adds more water and they float to the top. He then gathers them in a circle. This is what it looks like then.
The young man said he sells them to Ocean Spray. He was so cute and nice. A very unexpected stop on my travels.
Looking at the map I discovered I was now not far from Plymouth Rock. Well you can't be that close and not stop.
You might be saying is that it. Well that is exactly what I said. Now I can say I saw Plymount Rock.
Tomorrow morning I pick up Pam at the airport and we head to New Hampshire. We plan on stopping at the Yankee Cross Stitch on the way. Tomorrow evening is the welcome reception for the retreat. I can't believe it is almost time. Tonight I plan on doing some stitching. Thank you for taking this journey with me.
Always keep love in your stitches,