After spending a good part of the morning and a better part of the afternoon hacking, cleaning, and hauling empty containers out of the garden, I felt like I needed to escape. The day was unseasonably mild with temps in the low 70s F. Fall clean up in my garden is a long, labor intensive process that I don't relish. Call it procrastinating but a long walk was calling my name.
My town is rich in history and boasts a relatively large historic district centered around a downtown area. I don't live within walking distance to this part of town but I often drive, park and walk in that area. Lately I've been a slacker on the walking front. My usual five mile walks take over an hour and there just aren't enough hours and/or daylight in most days.
My first stop was the cove. By the look of the parking lot, I wasn't the only one out enjoying the warm weather. Boats: launch them if you've got them-what a perfect day to get out and cruise the river!
In keeping with the Halloween season, many merchants in the down town area participate in "Scarecrows on Main Street".
There appears to be no shortage of creativity lurking around town.
My walking route also loops around a large town green. Many old historic homes line both sides of the green but the most notable is the Silas Robbins House Bed and Breakfast. In December of 1996, this gorgeous home, then a private residence was almost completely destroyed by fire. For many years it sat as a burned out hulk until the current owners purchased and meticulously restored it. Kudos to them.
A few other notable sights along Main Street...a reminder that I need to get back to yoga classes.
Soon the ice cream joint will be closed for the season. They usually close the weekend clocks get turned back and reopen right around my favorite day of the year in March when we finally get to spring ahead.
Despite the loss of a few hours of potential garden work, it was good to get out for a long hoof. Thanks for tagging along.