Milo and I headed down the driveway shortly after 7 this morning. The air was cool and crisp but at least it wasn't snowing. As we neared the fork I noticed 2 hot air balloons in the sky below. Yes, this is one of the places you can look down to see something flying in the air. Milo has informed me that the bears are out and about. He is running with his nose to the ground, stopping and sniffing more than usual. Bob passed us in the school bus and the kids all waved.
On the return trip, just out in front of fire station #1, we met the mayor, Chris. He was telling me a story that I would never repeat in a public forum when he abruptly stopped and announced that Lori was driving up behind me. "Watch, she'll flip me off" said Chris. I turned around just in time to see her lower her hand with a big smile on her face. As she drove by, it looked like she was hiding a little chuckle. "She does that to me every time she sees me on the road" Chris said. "Her dad did that before he died, just a friendly salute between friends I guess. Lori doesn't mean anything bad by the gesture. She's just carrying on a family tradition". With that we parted.
The annual Flap Jack Fling will be held this Sunday at Fire Station #2. We'll start serving around 10. The price went up a dollar this year. Even with the price increase, it's a bargain. That will give folks a chance to catch early church services and then join us.
Be safe and watch out for the bears.