To never stop and ask directions–even when you are lost: it is everyman’s dream. For Gary Boyd, the dream has come true in the form of a laptop, Delorme maps software and GPS. And yesterday, the ultimate test: finding Fred. It is actually harder, they tell me, than finding Waldo.
Thanks to Gary and wife for making the effort to wind around our slow and crooked roads and get to know Floyd after reading about the county and its events and personalities now for some little while. I hope he returns to Texas with good memories of the county, the commonwealth and the folks he met along the way…and all the wrong turns made right. Safe travels on the way home today!
And speaking of travels…the image here is from a visit to Chateau Morrisette Winery last week that gave me an opportunity to travel a bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is still some color on the ridges, and as you see here, the Friends of the Parkway crews have been busy repairing the rail fences that add so much to the rustic character of the drive.