On Saturday, Meg and I went driving around eastern Kansas to look at land, just for the fun of it. Meg says this is a Sears-Roebuck house. I looked it up and I think it might be the Chelsea house plan but I'm not sure. Behind and around the house were signs alerting the public that a development would be built there soon. :-/
We drove past the schoolhouse I looked at last year. It looked small to me this time around.
Because once you start looking at land for fun, why not look at 70 acres up for auction? Can you imagine this as your backyard? As far as you can see, all yours.
We drove past a farm that had one of everything. A goat, a llama, a donkey, a cow, a dog...
...and one loose goose.
She had just laid an egg and she was PROUD. We were asked if we wanted some of the eggs but we said no and kept driving. Meg said that yard was like seeing half of Noah's ark.
And so we continued driving.....for hours.
Meg said that you're supposed to wave to everyone you see in the country and when we did, people really did wave back. We saw cats walking single file across paved roads, dogs walking side by side on paved roads, I think we even saw a toddler and his dog playing on a paved road! Things were extraordinarily relaxed and...green. Green was everywhere. And all that green was mowed. We timed our adventure on the perfect weekend and I wish I could have had my parrot Eddie in the backseat to join in our conversation. All we could say for the four hours of driving was "pretty." I have never said that word so much in my life.
We ended the day at the Dairy Queen and we realized both of us were OLD because dang, it was hard to straighten up after all that driving in the countryside of prettiness.