I have been housebound (except for a doctor appointment on Wednesday) since getting home from NYC last Sunday night. Let me tell you, as much as I like my home, it was getting a bit "old." Today a good friend picked me and took me on a drive to Red Wing and down highway 61 past Lake City, where we saw beautiful fall foliage. Oh, it was past peak, but just barely. We saw beautiful trees and bushes, and of course, Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River, as well as the bluffs. There were 3 bald eagles soaring over one of the bluffs just south of Red Wing. A paddle boat was puttering on Lake Pepin.
For lunch, we stopped at the Chickadee Cottage, a favorite of mine, and had delicious quiche, salad, fresh fruit, and apple/cherry crisp with ice cream. All of it was delicious! We also stopped at an apple orchard and got some sweet tango apples. They are yummy!
I barely got home, and Peder, Sarah, Aurelia and Felix came to my home. We went to a neighborhood park where the kids played. It was a lovely day and so fun to get out of my home for awhile.
My ankle still hurts. The doctor told me no driving for two weeks. Talk about getting your "wings clipped!" I've become dependent on others for groceries, trips to the doctor, and yes, picking up the supplies I need for tomorrow as I prepare for a colonoscopy early Monday morning. I guess you know what I'll be doing tomorrow.
On a side note, Jan and Pat are enjoying the cruise and the excursions they have taken. They have called me every day, except the two days when the ship was out to sea. I imagine they aren't getting cell phone signals out there. I'm looking forward to seeing their pictures and hearing their stories once they return. They have another 8 fun-filled days ahead of them.