KIRBY: Heading north where travel, travelers are cool

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.

 

– Robert Louis Stevenson

 

I have noticed leaves beginning to change color. September is almost done and autumn is here.

Two of our prolific summer travelers, Lorinda and Joe Fournier, of Evans got a head-start on cooler days with a six-card report from New England.

They write that they found Rhode Island pleasantly cool. In Connecticut they had lunch at the Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm where you eat … turkey.

In Connecticut they went to Joe’s 58th high school reunion and shared another card from Beach Pond, as well as colorful depiction of Norwich, Conn. , which Lorinda described as “a lovely part of the USA. Several flag-lined streets. Small, cozy towns, wonderful forests and lots of lakes.”

They also shared the benefits of traveling — meeting other travelers.

“Alan is 6-3 and Ann is 5-feet,” Lorinda writes. “The are 75 years young. Alan is legally blind so Ann drives a 35-foot RV and tows a car. They ride recumbent bikes and tow their dogs behind. They have been on the road for four years. Amazing!”

Also north of Northeast were Pat and Wayne Fuller of North Augusta, who sent four postcards from Canada, where they have visited five of the 10 provinces.

In Nova Scotia they were “welcomed to Halifax by a bagpipe on the docks.”

In Quebec City they saw the statue of Pat’s great-grandfather, Capt. Joseph Bernier, the famous arctic explorer.

At Cape Breton they found a postcard showing a giant fiddle and they say they were entertained by local fiddlers around town.

In New Brunswick, they discovered the secret of the Confederation Bridge.

It costs nothing to drive onto Prince Edward Island, but they charge $45 to drive off.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: This one comes from professional golfer Doug Sanders, who said, “I’m working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect.”

 

TODAY’S JOKE: The 95-year old woman at the nursing home received a visit from one of her fellow church members.

“How are you feeling?” the visitor asked.

“Oh,” said the lady, “I’m just worried sick!”

“What are you worried about, dear?” her friend asked. “You look like you’re in good health. They are taking care of you, aren’t they?”

“Yes, they are taking very good care of me.”

“Are you in any pain?” she asked.

“No, I have never had a pain in my life.”

“Well, what are you worried about?” her friend asked again.

The lady leaned back in her rocking chair and slowly explained her major concern.

“Every close friend I ever had has already died and gone on to heaven,” she said. “I’m afraid they’re all wondering where I went.”

Reach Bill Kirby at bill.kirby@augustachronicle.com.

 

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