Our driveway, April 18th
I wondered if Marie would cancel, I heard on T.V. there were many accidents on the roads. It kept snowing and blowing like a January day. Just after 7:30 I could hardly believe I saw headlights coming down the driveway! Marie arrives.
Marie's house is 33 miles north of mine, there was NO snow at her house, as she drove through Muskegon she started seeing white stuff on the hills. Remember we haven't had snow for over a month. Then she said the pavement was wet? Huh. Next came the snow, and more snow, that's when she thought she must have traveled through a Time Warp! Ha Ha, she went from April 18 back to January! Just in her mind, of course.
Our adventure started out with a few hours of reminiscing in front of the wood burning stove, and some book research, a spot of tea. There was no sense in driving to Aman, which is a 45 mile round trip from my house (gas per gallon is $3.95 right now). So we drove around in the nice warm van and landed at Hofma Park. Temperature outside the van 31 degrees.
We crossed this bridge, it is back in the woods, not on a main trail, it might not actually be in the park. We did find Marsh Marigold blooming!
Not the prettiest ever but this Marsh Marigold was blooming.
We were off the trail here skirting the wetlands in search of wildflowers.
The creek is part of Pottawattomie Bayou, does it have a name?
There are new map signs at Hofma (oh oh looks like the screws are already rusting?). I like how they added dogs permitted if under immediate control.