Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wandering Wednesday

As opposed to describing my writing style, the wandering this Wednesday refers to the joys of exploring the many back roads in Mathews; taking some time to meander aimlessly through life down quaint little byways and nameless lanes, leisurely stopping to check for No Trespassing signs take in the sights which can't be seen from the main road.

Last week's trip to Mobjack was rife with side trips down lanes that just begged to be explored. When I'm driving somewhere unfamiliar and cute little roads are waving and jumping up and down, hollering for me to come in and take a look around, who am I to say no?

I've already forgotten the name of this wharf, probably because I could barely focus on anything over and above the No Trespassing signs posted everywhere I can't remember my own name most days, but the road had "mill" in the name. Or "factory." Or "Fig Newton," I don't know, it's a detail I just didn't focus on and cannot remember. Plus I'm too lazy to pull out the map.

So, in conclusion, it turns out that the wandering does indeed apply to my writing, my thinking and, now, my driving.

Pass the Fig Newtons.

The End.


Kate said...

I hate to admit it, but even though I grew up in Mathews, I didn't do much exploring, other than my own neighborhood. As an adult, it's definitely something I'd enjoy doing. So for now, I'll just live vicariously through you! :)

P.S. I love Fig Newtons!

deborah said...

I enjoy your wanderings:) Figgy Newton Wharf, a wonderful name for a rustic location!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I especially like the second photo. (PS, I reserved our room at the White Dog Inn yesterday!)

Daryl said...

Oh I love fig newtons so much tastier than juice newton .. or isaac......I think next July we just caravan around up/down those wonderful side roads .. that way no one's nose gets out of joint .. and we can pack a bag lunch so no one's tummy gets upset

Country Girl said...

I love fig newtons.

And your wanderings.


Mental P Mama said...

OMG. The figs in Tuscany.....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kate-When I was growing up here I never explored either except to go "up the road" on a Friday or Saturday night. Now it's my favorite thing to do. If I can get some work out of the way these next few days I hope to go wandering down Bavon and New Point way this weekend.

deborah-Figgy Newton's Wharf has a delightful ring to it.

Meg-YAY! Remember to stop by my house on your way in, then I'll leave you two kids alone so you can enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be sure to brief Curt on Gustav. We don't want him traumatized for life on his very first visit. (We usually save that for the second or third visit.)

Daryl-We could spend three days easily driving down these little byways and side lanes. Also, there are lots of fields--soybean fields, cornfields even--in case one of our passengers finds herself in a bit of a bind...

...Oh hi, CG! I love Fig Newtons too, but oddly enough haven't bought them in over a decade. This needs to change.

MPM-Your photos of Tuscany are just outstanding. How was the wine? Can't wait to hear more.

Wednesday is all but over, and Friday is in sight. Amen.

Big Hair Envy said...

I've got nothing....although, my WV is "ambefull"....there HAS to be something funny there:/

Are you guys coming over for our Day After Thanksgiving celebration this year? If so, feel free to bring the Fig Newtons!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

BHE-The day after Thanksgiving would be the perfect time/reason for me to buy some Fig Newtons. I'll bring the newtons. And some chips and salsa, in case I spend the night. Because I don't do breakfast unless chips and salsa are involved.