Tuesday, April 6, 2010
447: weekend, part v (the last, the marathon)
Day 1: stopping in Winona for a picnic, onigiri and edamame and fruit for lunch, watching lightning streak across the bluffs, creeping over the train tracks and walking along the Mississippi, discovering rail ties and picked-clean bones, flattening pennies on the tracks. Writing together in slender notebooks.
Day 2: National Wildlife Refuge, where we saw spotted buffleheads, deer, a turtle, swallows, river rats, and on. Trempealeau Hotel, where we ate walnut concoctions and listened to live music. At night, we played Scategories and now will giggle at the phrase "mocha puffs."
Day 3: The girls went on a hike at Parrot State Park, my stomach blurred and I remained behind, napping and reading a bad novel. However, this video makes me feel as if I were just there, with them.
The weekend itself was brilliant,