Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Date Day .. On the Cheap!

Bikes, helmets, water, flashlights, jackets, food .. CHECK.

Today's date began when we left home at 9:30 AM .. and headed across the state line into Montana to pick up the Route of the Hiawatha 'rails to trail' bike ride.  We probably used a few gallons of gas in the truck.  Trail tickets $10/each.  Food ~ scavenged from the pantry and garden (cheese, grapes, teardrop tomatoes, dill pickles, crackers & peppermints).

The trail is well groomed and every so often, a trail guide would be available in case of an emergency or to answer questions.  I found some wild elderberries!  Date days don't have to be expensive.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great date! Beautiful scenery and quality time spent with each other.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sandy Livesay said...

Mrs. Mac,

Now that is what I call a fabulous date. The beautiful scenery, exercise, great food, and best of all your soul mate.

Life is good :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing place and scenery

Blessings to you
Helen UK