October 30, 2014
Far Guy found a smallish town along the Ohio River to visit. There was a wonderful road that skirts the river. There was no traffic. It seems Madison is a summertime town.
We drove up and down, finally located a dog park…but guess what? It was locked. You had to sign up pay a fee and get a code that would unlock the park area…bummer…is that anyway to treat tourist doggies?
Oh well there was a large antique shop where we wiled away part of the morning. I bought some old photos and a couple of trinkets that will be Christmas Gifts.
We headed for Main Street.
I saw a Bead Shop so we stopped and walked around. Yes I bought some beads. Inside the store I visited with the shopkeeper and a local…they said it’s SO cold…how can you stand it without a coat…(it was 45 degrees.) The shopkeeper said “It’s going to snow here tomorrow night so I am staying here, because I have never driven in snow before and I live 45 minutes away.” I told them “I am from Minnesota and we just brought the cold and snow with us as a special gift.” They said “Thanks anyway y’all go back to Minnesota.”
Most of the old buildings in town have been renovated. There were many different shops…I could have visited a Psychic by the name of Mary.
Many of the old houses were beautiful, this is the Lanier Mansion. It was built in the 1840’s by a lawyer turned banker turned railroad tycoon… we didn’t go for a tour…maybe next time. In its day Madison was a destination along the river.
Far Guy and Chance at the visitors center in Madison.
All in all Madison is a pretty little town. Many of the leaves were still turning there.
We left about noon, I tried to punch in two locations in Louisville Kentucky that we wanted to visit…but apparently our Garmin is full and deleted all states south of Indiana. There was no way I was going to find where we wanted to go without a Garmin. So we headed off to Far Guy’s sister and brother in laws home fifty miles away to unpack, walk Chance and borrow their Garmin.