Janice and I took the road tandem for a nice ride this evening. I can not say enough about how enjoyable this ride was. We rode the what I call the County M ride...36 miles of excellent riding. Tonight we easily saw more wildlife than autos, and that is sure sign of a good ride IMO...and I think The Old fool will agree. Get Well Soon. The picture above is of a Muskrat. I was not near fast enough with the camera to get the picture when it was crossing the road. Saw another Black Bear tonight, no picture there either...And of course lots of Whitetails.
This cabin has been around for years. It is called the Broken Canoe Camp. I do not know how it came about its name, but I can tell you that less than a mile from this camp is what is called Scott's Rapids on the St. Croix River. I know for a fact Scott's Rapids has broken a few canoes and some completely in half.
For those that don't know, this is a Snapping Turtle. There are a lot of these around our area. They are good to eat and we now have a harvest season on them. I have eaten a lot of them. We joke around and call them Texas Wood ticks, as everything is bigger in Texas.
An ATV trail we rode by. In the early days of the ATV, I used to ride this trail from one bar to another bar. For those that do not know, I did a lot of that a few years ago...from one bar to another that is.
There is geese in this here picture I tell you, although they did not show up well on the camera.
We call these painted turtles...I don't know the official name.
This is why, the painted bottom. This one has been injured. Don't worry, I flipped him back over after the picture, plus, since he was so nice to let us photograph him, I moved him from the road.