Today was my work from home day. This morning Elaine and I went in to meet the other intern that will be working at the Matthew’s Museum in town. She’s very…talkative. Moving on, on the way back home Elaine told me about a little place called Pieri Pond. Pieri Pond is a privately owned man-made 12 1/2 acre pond. Elaine tells me anybody who wants can go back there and swim though she’s never done it. There is no road entrance to this pond. You park on the road and then walk back into the forest on a none too distinct path then take a dip.
Well I was a little apprehensive when I arrived this afternoon. My plan was to lay out in the sun and read my civil war materials then maybe go for a dip. I arrived to my “parking place” on the gravel road and walked back toward where I thought the pond was. I found it and it is beautiful! I walked the edge which is mown most of the way around and saw a bajillion huge fish. Wish the Schwartz boys and Krista were here to go fishing! Down at the lower part of the pond I climbed out on a rock to enjoy the sunshine (all the time hoping I was REALLY supposed to be here). Before I knew it an old chap came on over from the cabin on the other side of the pond in an electric golf cart.
George: “Hello there!”
Pam: “Hi, am I right in believing it is okay I swim here?”
George: “You can do anything you want.”
Pam: “Oh, all right. I’m from Iowa so I wasn’t sure. I’m here doing an internship at UHS.”
George: “Iowa. Do you like to fish? Because you can fish here, we’ve got large and small mouth bass and yellow perch. You catch um, you keep um. We’ve got too many. I’ve got a couple extra rods just inside the door over there, help yourself. You look like you know how to canoe; I’ve got one of those too. Go out anytime.”
And the list goes on and on… I’m sure I’m forgetting some good ones. Maybe the “You look like” Complex will be a new occasional SPECIAL section in my blog.