Goldfish and I had Saturday afternoon off and we were sitting around talking about some of the great road trips we've taken together and I got the idea of going on an island road trip! We loaded up the dog and headed out, driving all of the roads on the island that are plowed and passable except the road to Captain's Bay. What made it really special was we stopped at the one gas station on the island and we WENT INSIDE! Goldfish has lived here 9 years and I have lived here 3 years and we have never been inside the gas station, so getting a fountain drink, some beef jerky and some smoked almonds really gave our "road trip" a special edge.
We've never been inside the gas station for two reasons - our workplace provides most of the gas we use, so I only go there occasionally to put gas in my beater Ford because it gets such horrendous mileage, I feel guilty having the company put all the gas in it. And I've always been of the opinion it is nice to intentionally leave a few places unexplored, just for fun. My brother went in the gas station last summer when he visited, just to show we up - we're competitive like that . . .
So anyways, it was a beautiful day and we got out and walked around everywhere we went - on the Spit, Haystack, past the landfill, Standard Oil Hill, Ballyhoo, the Valley - we drove as far as we could, limited only by the snow removal as some roads are still closed until Spring. Chico loved it! It's like he got a month's worth of dog walks all in one day.