When we go off on an adventure….think out for a drive…often times we will say “Maybe we will see ( pick one) a bear or a moose or a wolf.” It is just something we say, it gives purpose to our gallivanting.
We took off yesterday to hit a few garage sales and an estate sale…got more glass dishes since I am a hoarder. Then we headed up north because we heard that a Lady Slipper that we have never seen before might be blooming. We stopped at an antique shop just because we had not been there for awhile…Far Guy got a train car and I bought some old postcards cause I hoard those things too. The lady in the antique shop said she never talks to the locals only tourists so she had no idea about any flowers…(She must live under a rock too.) No new to us Lady Slippers were found in the old pine forests.
Then we headed home. One of the back roads was blissfully empty of tourist traffic…Far Guy said “Maybe we will see a bear.” I replied “Maybe we will.”
Far Guy said “Is it coming toward us?” “NO” I said “OH BAD WORD it is a BEAR!”
As we got closer he got larger! Good thing my camera bag was on my lap… in about two seconds I was ready to take photos through the dirty old windshield.
It was very windy out, the wind was from the south so the bear couldn’t smell us. About that time the loyal dog in the back seat barked at the bear…
He kicked up gravel as he sped off into the woods. Let me tell you they can move really fast when they want to.
This is the fourth bear I have seen in my lifetime…and my second photograph of a bear. Far Guy’s second bear…the last one he saw was about 30 years ago when it ran across our driveway at the resort.
It was a good day…we saw a bear and we weren’t wandering around in the woods.
*** The Bear was seen in the Northern part of Becker County just North of Boot Lake in Savannah Township.