We were back on a paved road again after our grand adventure. I’m not a bit sorry that we took the detour; it’s very possible that we will never get back to that area again, up in the mountains, and I was glad for the drive, even though I got a bit nervous. However, we found that no matter where you go, there are friendly, helpful people everywhere, and that looks can be deceiving. I remember one time, in a town we were appraising in, we needed to take a photo of a recently sold house. We always try and be discreet about it, but in this case, the homeowner saw us, and came running out, very angry, demanding to know, “Why the hell are you taking a picture of my house?!” Nolemana explained why, and gave the guy one of his business cards.
That guy scared me far more than the guys up on the mountain!
We were now driving through even more nani countryside.
We love taking photos of old barns.
We were still heading down da mountain. The logger man’s directions were absolutely right on as far as mileage was concerned.
The forest gave way to more farmland, and we were getting more and more close to the highway.
Even more close to the highway and almost to the end of Gopher Valley Road; we saw more hay fields; this one had been threshed and was waiting for the rake and baler.
We made it back to the highway! Now we’re on our way to Carlton for realz!
We cross over a creek.
The countryside was so beautiful! So many shades of gold!
And see yet more hay fields ready for raking and baling.
Just for kicks, we stop at a yard sale. Anybody wanna buy a baler?
We drive back through McMinnville and head on out to Carlton. One of our comps is there, not to mention Woodland Woolworks!!
We head North on the way to Carlton. After being out in daboonies, getting back into a city again is a bit disconcerting.
Soon we are in the tiny town, stop by Woodland Woolworks, where miraculously, I didn’t add to my yarn stash!
Pau Part Eight. In the next part, we check out our last comp and end up back in daboonies again!