Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yesterday Was Fun



Yesterday was fun!

Gary is learning to drive different size buses, which he enjoys very much.  It’s an after retirement career for him, combining his love of driving and his sociable nature.  He is having a great time, though it pulls him away from home more than he was before.  Every now and again, he stops by with the bus on his way from here to there on a trip or a tour.

On Thursday night, he came home late and parked the bus he was driving on the street in back of our house.  On Friday morning, I got a chance to travel with him back to Fredericton because the bus was empty.  He was just returning it and picking up our car. 
 


I had fun, sat in many seats on the bus, checked them all out for comfort and view, heat and cold.  We listened to Willie Nelson CD’s turned up loud and talked and laughed.  The views of autumn leaves were incredible; we were sitting much higher than one does in a car.  As we drove over the Jemseg Bridge, and near the Grand Lake Meadows, next over the bridge to Fredericton, we marveled at how far we could see and what we could see.  Miles and miles of green-gold willows, birch with yellowed leaves, lush water meadows, small green islands and wide blue Saint John river and deep blue Grand Lake, all sparkling in the sunlight.

I had my camera with me but took only these shots of the bus at our street and my favourite bus driver.  I was so busy enjoying the looking, I forgot about taking photos.  It was one of those stunning sun-bright fall days when the world seems perfect and beautiful; I simply wanted to enjoy it.

After Gary turned in the bus, gassed it up, cleaned it out, reported to maintenance and filled out paper work, we spent the rest of the day in a leisurely drive around Fredericton and outlying areas.  This too was a treat for me to spend so much time with him and in such balmy weather.  We didn’t have any agenda, or any time to be home, so we meandered.  It’s a gorgeous part of New Brunswick and we had a glorious day in which to explore it.

Yesterday was fun!

Photos and words are © copyright Carol Steel.

8 comments:

Deborah Carr said...

"I was so busy enjoying the looking, I forgot about taking photos. It was one of those stunning sun-bright fall days when the world seems perfect and beautiful; I simply wanted to enjoy it."

I've been feeling much of that myself this autumn, Carol...I always have my camera along, but some days I felt like I didn't want to diminish the joy by peering through a lens. I'm trying to store the memories in my mind.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that sounds like a wonderful trip! I love sitting in a bus and just watching the colours of autumn pass by!

Mama Zen said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely day!

Gwen Buchanan said...

That was a perfect fall day, Carol. it must have been gorgeous crossing the rivers with a front row seat.. or was that middle or at the back of the bus.. pretty fun in any seat getting chauffeured around.. and then it was "Home James"... I mean "Home Gary"

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks to each of you for your comments. It was a glorious day, great views, colourful leaves and so much better vantage point from which to look at everything.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks to each of you for your comments. It was a glorious day, great views, colourful leaves and so much better vantage point from which to look at everything.

Magpie said...

Funny. Is he going to become a tour bus driver?

Carol Steel 5050 said...

He would love to drive a tour bus. He has always loved driving and he is a chatty person, so the job might suit him. He retired early and is looking for something else to do. Apparently home chores and renovations hold no appeal.