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.