Adventure in DC
October 24, 2021
I had a great visit with a childhood friend while I was staying with Jeremy’s family. She picked me up one late morning, and we talked non-stop at her DC home over a delicious salad.
It was a gorgeous day, and I decided walking home to Jeremy’s would be good for me. I thought it was around five miles which I could easily do. When my friend protested, I promised to call an Uber to rescue me, if needed.
As I walked through leafy residential neighborhoods, the afternoon got hotter, and I realized that my overstuffed purse and the few groceries I was carrying were slowing me down, but I am a stubborn woman, so I kept going. An occasional dog walker assured me I was on the right path.
The bad news—I had no water with me and saw no place to get some. The good news—I finally spied a familiar farm stand ahead selling pumpkins and cider. I probably looked like a crazy lady about to collapse because although they had no water and I couldn’t add a huge jar of cider to my burden, I asked if she minded if I rested briefly in a camp chair in front of the stand. Seconds later, she came with a bottle of cider, opened it and poured me a cup. It was heavenly.
Even better, a customer said to me, “you look like you could use a ride” and drove me the next couple of miles. By the time she dropped me off, I’d made a new friend.
I’m hoping to regain my common sense soon.
Oh my so glad this had a happy ending.....
Posted by: Monica James | October 24, 2021 at 09:42 AM
Oh, I so connected with this post.❤️
Posted by: Nancy Grenda | October 24, 2021 at 04:12 PM
Do take care of yourself Judy.
Posted by: Maureen Helen | October 24, 2021 at 07:21 PM
Judy, when I read your stories I find that in a short period of time I’m totally caught up on the story and for a brief moment in time, I am with you heart and soul. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible and amazing stories. I feel we are truly ‘friends’! Take care my sweet friend and continue to LIVE your life with love, joy and peace♥️🎃🧸😉❤️✨🎊🍩🙃🎉🎈🎊😜🎈🧚🏽♀️🌹🥰🤪🦋👻💜🤟🏽♥️
Posted by: Charlotte Rolle | October 25, 2021 at 05:12 AM
Sounds like you had an adventure. I think I sometimes take on more than I’m capable of, in other words I forget my age, and have to ask for help. Other times I overcome the task. Regardless, I’m always pleased that I’ve made an attempt. Good for you Judy-keep walking.
Posted by: Janet | October 26, 2021 at 10:58 PM