|Small lake near my house|
First, I'm going to the small lake near my house. That only involves a twenty minute drive through the mountains on an old forest service road. It's a dirt road, one lane that cuts through the mountains. Assuming no trees have come down across it since I was last on it, that particular road is the shortest way there. I'll take a chain saw along though, just in case since we've had some really bad weather in the last few weeks. There are two fords along the way, and if all this rain has the water level too high, I'll have to turn around and come back. That will mean a lot longer trip on a paved road.
|one of the fords on the forest service road, winter photo|
After that, I'm off to a big flea market across the state line to look for some hand tools I want to add to my tool shed. I would like to pick up some augers of different sizes, another good axe, a pitchfork, and a few other manual tools. I own a good collection of power tools, but the old timey tools are good backups. This is the best place to get them.
|Whatever you need, the flea market has.|
Then a stop by a grocery store there that has good case lot prices, and back home. Should be a busy day.