The upholstery on the train seats reminded me of video games, or a much-too-easy maze. Find your way from the red dot to the blue dot, without getting lost!
The train ride was uneventful. When I arrived at Belleville station, I was flooded with affection for my Dad when I recognized him walking toward me on the platform. It had been so long since I'd seen him or my step-mom, I can't even remember when the last time was. Months ago. It was a happy reunion.
Today we took a trip to Napanee. It was my first time riding on a ferry in a car.
It felt weird, nesting modes of transportation like that. Like, imma take my feet and put them in this car, and take the car and put it on this boat. What's next? Float the boat into a space rocket? Or hook it up to a team of camels and have them pull it along?
When the boat started, and I could see that we were moving, it was also weird to open the door and get out of the car. I mean, one is not supposed to climb out of a moving car. That is not normally a good idea. But it's okay when you're on a ferry.
Napanee is a pretty, little, old town. We had lunch and a wander up and down the main street. We visited the local pet store, where we received a warm greeting from the welcoming committee. There was this guy:
who, having established that I was a head-patter, sat down on my feet and would have been happy to remain there indefinitely; and a black-and-white Boston terrier who simply would not stay still long enough for me to snap a photo.
The bearded dragons were surprisingly sociable.
Lin's Barber Shop cum Art Gallery was a neat little storefront. Lin paints all his own signage, like this price list:
Very Norman Rockwell-esque.
And that was about all the excitement that we could find in Napanee. It was plenty enough for us!