I’ve been curious, since the canoe trip Gary and I took, about Parker Mill County Park. Actually I’ve been curious for longer than that, since I’m interested in flour mills and grinding grains, as well as hydroelectric power and water driven equipment. So Parker Mill is all of that – a former grist mill that also supplied hydropower and other basic power. the signs said it also ran a lathe.
So I really wanted to see the mill and what sort of shape it is in — and does it have the mill stones? So many have had them removed.
I was also looking for places to drive to, enjoying the experience of getting to knwo my new car. But I’m not OK with just going for a drive. So I went to the Farmer’s Market, then went on to do a house call, back home and pick up the dog to go for a long walk since it was also a beautiful day and rather than stand at the dog park and watch her I wanted to walk as well!
The first trouble is I forgot where the park is and didn’t check before I left home. I was picturing it on Plymouth Road. Well, that was very wrong. So I turned onto Dixboro, thinking it might be on Geddes? Drawing near, I wasn’t sure which way to turn, and thankfully there was a sign.
There was a bit of mud but every new car needs a bit of mud eventually! Nala is being trained to ride in teh hatch back and not the seat. She isn’t really sure that is a good idea, and jumps into the front seat as soon as I leave the car. She also tried to come forward while I was driving. But we’ll work on it. She is safer in the back, there is plenty of room and she really is pretty dirty and messy often when we are driving. It is also a better sleeping spot. And she is close enough I can pet her and enjoy running my fingers through her coat while I drive.
So there is a path, all boardwalk, that pleasantly follows Fleming Creek until it meets the Huron. There was a couple making out in the shelter where Gary and I coked dinner during our trip. So I went to the river side but not in the lean-to. With the leaves gone, it would be harder to stealth camp. But I enjoed coming to the place from a different vantage point and of course via a different (much quicker) means of transport.
The path is all boardwalk, a wheelchair or stroller would have no trouble
I ran into a while I was there, small world of course.
So a lovely day and a happy dog.
The down side is David is back in the hospital, unknown prognosis, but something seems to be wrong. After a few weeks of just good news that is a bite. Hopefully it will be just a two night stay, but the medical people are monitoring him very closely.
Enjoy what you can. And I did enjoy the day and the car and the dog and in a few minutes some garlic sauce…