A Little Drive in the Country

What does a guy do when it’s -8°C/18°F outside early in March?

Well, if he’s babysitting and is coming down with cabin fever, he takes the grands for a ride in the car. Besides, it was sunny and actually warm in the car, and I am getting desperate to get a wee dram of rays.

So, here’s our trip of about 3/4 hour duration  with a few photos taken while stopped in the middle of the road (we have some quiets roads around here), some through the windshield.

A Little Drive

He's sick. Can you tell? Coughing like crazy and nose constantly running. Nevertheless, he's been in a pretty good mood.

A Little Drive

This is what it looks like a on a rural round here these days. There is snow cover but not much. We tend to keep our snow for the duration because it's cold, not so much because we get a ton of it although that has also been known to happen..

A Little Drive

The Mississippi River (not the big one) winds its way throughout the region. It's still ice covered (in the distance) where the water runs more slowly. Where it runs rapidly (by this bridge), the river doesn't freeze over.

A Little Drive

We turned around at Temples Sugar Camp. Some sap is running, and this restaurant will open every day through March and April. Hopefully we'll get there soon and likely more than once. I asked Nikki Dee if she remembered being here for Amma's birthday last year, but she didn't seem to. However, for the next few minutes of the drive she would point out this and that and ask if I remembered it. For the sake of peace I nodded my head a lot and pretended that I did. She can be so flippin cute.

A Little Drive

Temples is located in a little hamlet Called Ferguson's Falls as is this log house. There are many such houses in the rural parts of the Ottawa Valley.

A Little Drive

I decided to take a less-travelled route back home, but there was ice on the road. It soon got worse, so I turned around. The cargo was too precious to take a chance.

A Little Drive

Our town hall (left) from an unusual view (for us). It also sits beside our Unmighty Mississippi River, which you can see a bit of just beyond the snow in the foreground. It's also unfrozen in this rapid section.


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12 Responses to A Little Drive in the Country

  1. You are such a great grampa and of course they are both such cutie patooties. Thank goodness our snow is all gone but more rain is coming. Spring showers.

  2. Ginnie says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed “our little car jaunt” and was very thankful that it was on film. I can’t do the snow and ice thing for real anymore …
    You had great company too !!

  3. Mary G says:

    Nice tour. The ‘ole Mississip will be running much faster soon. Can’t wait for either than or a Temples’ waffle.
    That bad road’s not so bad. You saw our laneway.

  4. Beatrice says:

    AC, were you also fortunate enough to have either of the grands fall asleep on the drive. That has been known to happen on many drives with our grandson – anything over 30 minutes usually does the trick. Enjoyed the tour.

  5. Donna (Texas) says:

    First of all, I Love the header! Gorgeous!
    Streets look a little…. Busy…Hahaaaa…. How nice!
    Hope you all enjoyed the outing.

  6. Hilary says:

    Thanks for letting me hitch a ride along with you and the grandkidlets. You reminded me of my mother who always used to say “drive carefully.. you have precious cargo on board.”

  7. Bernie says:

    I had a bit of cabin fever myself today, although it was still very cold outside the sun was shining so I went out just to feel the warm sun on my face and I loved it. Hope JJ feels better real soon, they both look so cute in their picture. Have a great weekend.

  8. Diana says:

    Poor little Zach! Actually they both looked quite contented AC. The ride seemed to be a good idea and made for some very pretty shots. I also love your header, the color is gorgeous. Is that a Lilac? Love Di ♥

  9. Lorna says:

    I, on the other hand, didn’t even notice your banner. I’ll go back and look though. Carless as we are, we took Robyn for a walk in her stroller the other day—she fell asleep, I just fell.

  10. Ruth says:

    Looks like a lovely town. The ceremonial tapping of the maple trees took place here last weekend but the sap is not running yet. Hopefully the days will warm up soon!

  11. Kila says:

    Enjoyed the tour! 🙂

  12. Cathy says:

    I’ll say that’s some precious cargo!

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