South Puyallup afternoon drive

Look what I found!

One day in late August, after that camping trip to Lake Wynoochee, I was driving home from the trailer’s storage unit south of Puyallup after having spent a few hours there dumping the tanks, scrubbing the floor inside after 5 days of camping, and other regular maintenance chores.  It was a very pretty day so instead of hopping on the freeway to get home, I turned off on some back roads and simply meandered.  I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and wasn’t even thinking about taking any photos, but I should have known better.

Driving leisurely down one country road, so very relaxed, I was driving and dreaming of nothing in particular, just wandering down the road and wandering in my mind.  When … what!?  What is THAT!?  Oh my gosh!

It’s Bigfoot!  It’s a Sasquatch!  Oh my word!!

I snapped a photo as quickly as I could before it disappeared into the woods.  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  I didn’t think they would come this close to civilization!  But obviously they did.  But ….  Now, wait a minute ….  Now, just hold on a minute here!  That Sasquatch wasn’t moving!  Hmmm.

I think I’ve been duped!

This horse in the pasture right next to the “sasquatch” heard all of my noises and gasps and commotion and slowly turned her head to look at whatever it was that had me so excited.

The horse hardly moved a muscle, but did turn her head back to face me and just stared at me as if to say, “humans … they are such odd, excitable creatures.”

You can read all about real Sasquatches here.  Don’t believe the hype about Sasquatches being mythical beings.  We who live in the Pacific Northwest know they exist.  😉

There were lots of small vegetable plots in this part of Pierce County.  Rows of corn above.

What’s here?  Maybe squash?  And some other things that I can’t quite identify.  Maybe raspberry vines there on the right?

This little farm was long over-grown.  I bet it was very pretty and tidy once upon a time and I hoped that the people who had originally planted it and cared for it were no longer there.

One good thing that comes from letting a plot of land “go to seed” is that the blackberries take over.  Yum.

Perfect hot summer sweet blackberries.  Can’t you just smell and taste these?  Mmm, mmm … delicious!

Oops, better stay away from this place.  That dog didn’t look too happy.  She was making a weird whining/growling noise too.  I stayed in the truck and figured I would just keep moving.

But then her face changed and I realized she wasn’t really a mean dog.  Here she is about five seconds later with a big smile on her face and with a tail wagging so hard that it was banging against that fence … clang, clang, clang!  She was no danger at all.  I think she is now saying, “hey, Ann, I was just pulling your leg there with that weird face.”

I do love old wood barns in old pastures.  I bet this one has seen its share of farm animals and kids playing and farmers doing their work.

What a nice afternoon drive.  Sometimes the nicest days happen when you least expect them.

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6 Responses to South Puyallup afternoon drive

  1. BACCHUS Bob says:

    Maybe that dog was saying, “Hey, I bet a leg of Ann tastes pretty good. I like my LOA rare….”

    • Ann says:

      BACCHUS Bob,
      And I am rare! There’s nobody just like me. Good thing I have friends who recognize that. And here I thought boaters who asked for an LOA were asking for the “length over-all” of a boat … how was I to know that those thousands of people have actually been asking for me! So glad you are here to enlighten me, Bob. 😉

  2. Ginger D says:

    I love old barns too, and horses. I would be wanting to stop and pick the blackberries!
    The back roads are really neat in your area.

  3. I love to meander country roads and see what turns up. And I love love LOVE old barns! Thanks for taking me along!

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