Sunday, July 12, 2009

Seeing the small things

As we walk along the roads at the 'break neck' speed of one mile per hour, I see so many beautiful things. A patch of wildflowers that have not been mowed down by the highway bush-hog; the well planned yard flora by a country home; a ditch that winds out of a patch of woods and runs under the road into a drain line, overgrown with trees and native weeds and hopping with tiny frogs, flying crickets and other bugs.

As difficult as this walk is at times, I am so glad to have the opportunity to take in so many pretty things that even a relaxed drive could not reveal.

This morning is overcast and on the horizon there is a line of clear skies growing. I spent the night in comfort at The Wohlt Inn, a B&B in Herman Missouri. Yesterday, as we got to this picturesque town with wineries and shops, two women invited us to stay. I had a wonderful evening enjoying a movie and good conversation. After breakfast we will be on our way again to our next river crossing.

I hope you take a moment for yourselves today and look for a little beauty.


Unknown said...

You stayed at the Captain Wohlt Inn on Sunday, July 12, not the Wohlt Inn.


hermannmo said...

Erik --

Met you in Hermann Missouri on Saturday. You are an inspiration to us all and it was great meeting you and Nice (what a great dog!!)

It is such an incredibe journey you and Nice are on -- stay safe enjoy the journey and keep up the good work.

Glad to have had the opportunity to meet you and Nice.

Hermann shop owner

Timeshare Jake said...

We saw you leaving Hermann. I hope you stayed dry that day. That rain was miserable to drive in, so I can't imagine what it must have been like pushing the weight of the world. Good luck on your effort.