We had a bit of wind accompanying us on our (shorter) walk today through downtown. I would have loved to get back to our trail, but I didn’t have a ton of time for ‘lunch" so we just went around downtown.
First, though, we trekked across the street to the Post Office and back. Laurie had gotten a package notice and wanted to see what she had ordered from ebay. We then returned to her house so she could open said package.
Turns out she had ordered a book, "The Modern Family Cookbook." Laurie saw someone else reading the book at the Beltrami County Historical Society’s Antique, Art and Craft Fair while working one Saturday. The edition Laurie received was printed back in 1943. It’s not a first edition, but it’s close.
Anyhow, today, we walked our traditional winter route, along America and Minnesota avenues.
And we weren’t alone.
Look closely. In the center of the roadway is (I think) a Mountain Dew can. The wind was pushing the can all over the place, which made a strange, eerie clacking sound directly behind us.
Laurie, after I glanced back for the second time: "Do you feel followed?"
Due, presumably, to the warm weather, we’ve come across multiple items laying around different yards:
The above pillow (I think) was part of the remnants of a garage sale.
I actually visited this garage sale last week and was thrilled to find a plush Barney. My daughter adores Barney, which is fine, but he’s not exactly in the "cool crowd" these days (like, for instance, SpongeBob or Disney princesses) so finding Barney anything is difficult. (I know, I know, I should go on eBay, but I’ve never been a n eBay-er.)
… We also came across an item up in the sky:
Laurie called this a Charlie Brown kite – and just to prove that we spend way too much time together, I was thinking the exact same thing when she said it. That happens with us a lot.
In addition to green grass and trees, spring has also brought a wave of beautiful flowers! (Notice how I don’t even attempt to name these…)
All in all, another wonderful springtime walk.
Today’s Puzzler is…
The answer from yesterday, as a few guessed on our Trail Mix Facebook pages, is that that the sign was part of a Fastbank ATM machine sign.
(This one is located at the former First National Bank building downtown.)
Have a great day!