Saturday April 11, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Visiting a hermit
A week ago I found out my hermit friend was still alive and kicking. I hadn’t seen him in a couple years. He lives up the road past me by the redwood park.
So today I planned to drive up and visit.
But first I had to get through the closed redwood tree park which I was hoping I could do without too much trouble. The park, like all parks is closed because of the C virus.
Sneaking through the park
I got in my car and drove on up to the parks entrance and there were lots of closed park signs but no one around so I drove on through. Lots more park closed signs but no one around. There were a lot of park cars parked at one place and I think they were having a meeting so I continued on through.
Big redwood trees
Like the old days
I drove a couple miles through the park. No one was around but me. Just the way I like it. It reminded me that it was like it was when I was a little kid growing up in it as we lived right by it and in those days it wasn’t so popular and we had it to ourselves most of the time.
I drove up the hill to this gate I had to go through. He gave me the combo but there were 4 combo locks on it,…… which one. The last one of course. I washed my hands in the small creek before continuing on up the road as I still had about a mile to go.
More old times
Nathan the hermit
We sat in his living room and had a good chat.
Walk in the garden
After about a half hour I noticed his eye lids were closing every now and then so I suggested we go out for a walk in his garden.
He had a huge garden full of roses and stuff but now that he can’t take care of it anymore it’s in a shambles. He said he doesn’t usually walk out into it much anymore because it’s depressing but he went.
With spring and all the garden had some real nice blooms and I think he enjoyed the walk. We had to take our time as he is much slower than he used to be.
When we got back to his house I knew he needed a nap so I said my goodbyes and headed on home.
Home for a nap
I made it back through the park without anyone stopping me and went on home where I needed a nap.
The day was cool so after my nap I went back outside but the coolness drove me back in the house which was ok as the day was over.
Nice day visiting an old friend I wasn’t sure was still alive and kicking. He was alive but just not kicking too high. :O)