I was travelling along Hwy 7 towards Peterborough one Sunday morning recently. Catching up to a slow moving pickup hauling a camper, I was glad to know that the Madoc Tim Hortons was just up ahead; I would be able to separate myself from the pack.
As we rolled into Madoc, the camper's signal started blinking. "Oh oh" I thought, "They are also pulling in:-0 I must be quick to make sure I get back out onto the highway before the camper does!"
The camper pulled into the busy parking lot and parked off to the right. I on the other hand went the opposite way and circled the parked cars to face out, parallel to the camper... I like to make sure I don't get blocked in ;-)
I was greeted by a couple in their 70's when I climbed out of my cab.
"How am I suppose to get to the restaurant with your trailer blocking the way?" chided the driver of the camper.
I grinned and pointed to the underside of my trailer and said: "simple, just go underneath it."
Not opting to go that route, the three of us then went around the truck and strolled to the restaurant together. We parted ways upon entry of Tim Hortons to go mark our territories;-)
Meeting them again in the line up, the man motioned for me to go ahead of him. We chatted about where we were from, only to find out we were from the same neck of the woods.
I then ordered my coffee. Along with the coffee I ordered two cookies, which I gave to them, and wished them safe travels.
As I got back to my truck and settled in for my departure, the couple caught up. The lady came over to my truck, waving to me strangely; so I rolled my window down.
She then said that I needed to wait a moment as her husband was getting something out of their truck for me; said they wanted to do a trade for the cookies. And out came a bottle of homemade maple syrup from their farm! Yumm:-D
I thanked them but said two cookies don't compare to such a bottle of syrup...
(I think when I get home I will have to grab a couple of bars of goat milk soaps and go for a drive in the country) :-D