Throughout this trip, I have been delighted with the wildflowers. They’re everywhere, along the highways, in the fields, across the grassy areas surrounding the parks. My favorites have been the wild sweet peas.
I failed to note the town where we passed this carving in a lakefront park.
Early in the day’s drive, the pine forests gave way to farm fields.
W e stopped for the night in a small city park at Iron River. We had quite a surprise in store. While walking through the park, we met someone we knew, Dorothy Thompson, who also winters in our park, Cactus Gardens, in Yuma. I’m not sure who was the most surprised, Dorothy or us. We talked for a while, and discovered she and husband, David, live just a short distance from the park on the lake.
A bigger surprise came this morning. Just as we were finishing our preparations to leave, David drove up with plans to take us to their place for coffee. When we arrived, Dorothy had fresh blueberry muffins baking in the oven. What a treat!