The backup plan was to travel 25 miles (one way) to the local farm orchard to see what the cold storage outlet had left in apples. We read it was still open until December 21 and were amazed. This is the longest time it has remained open for many years due to an abundance of quality apples. Not only did we pick up another peck of the Macouns, and a gallon of sweet cider, I found apple potholders and had to have them. They were marked down to $2.00!
On the way over the hills and through the woods, I took a picture of a pretty countryside view.
On the return drive, I spotted this barn and, though there was no place to pull over, as the road is heavily traveled by the large natural gas vehicles - UGH! - I managed to shoot through the truck window and was so happy when we arrived home to see the shots came out so well. We think a strong wind or a very big bird must have hit the old barn just right for the cave in event. Interesting, but sad as well.
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And then a stop at the car wash was necessary to remove mud and salt! It was a busy place there!