Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A visit to our local Top of the World

It has come to my attention that today is Earth Day, much in the way that yesterday was not.

It hadn't occurred to me to actually go someplace pretty and, you know, enjoy nature on Earth Day, but it sure sounded like a sensible idea once it was raised, so that's what we did.

We drove up to someplace pretty, arriving at 4:05 to find that the park closes at 4:00. In fact, the guy was still standing at the gate, closing it. Not seeing the part of the sign with the hours on it, I though the whole place was shut down for renovations or something, so I got out to ask him when it would reopen. After a bit of confusing back-and-forth, I realized it was simply the regular schedule.

But the guy wouldn't let it go at that. "What were you going to do?" he asked. Well, we were pretty much going to go to the park. You know. Walk around and stuff. "You want to come in?" Uh, it's closed now. "It's okay, you can come in if you want." But getting back out? It's closed - you closed it yourself. Just now.

He really seemed to want to let us in, and assured us that he lives right there in the house at the entrance, and that it was no problem for him to let us back out when we were done. He also thought it was cool that today was Earth Day.

So, in we went for a little walk up the path to the scenic overlook and back down again.

It was so nice of him.

Plus a gratuitous sunset picture from after we got back home:


Steve April 22, 2009 6:45 PM  

well you could have always swam off the island if he didn't let you out!
great pics!

Brave Sir Robin April 23, 2009 8:17 AM  

I went for a walk on the beach with a very pretty girl!

FranIAm April 24, 2009 5:11 AM  

Ahhhhhh... lovely.

The Cunning Runt April 24, 2009 8:23 AM  

Beautiful pics, and a nice story about the very accommodating gentleman at the gate.

And BSR, way to go! Beaches and very pretty girls go well together, hmmmm? :)

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