Yesterday was Stanley’s vet appointment to get his health certificate so he can go home today (if all goes as planned).
I had a package that needed to be picked up at the post office so instead of going my regular route to town and on to the vet, I headed the opposite direction to our little town where our post office is to pick up my package.
From there I headed down to the river and the ferry. This route takes me across the river, then over a little mountain pass where I come down and connect to the highway and on to the vet’s office. It’s the scenic route. I don’t usually take it in the winter because the road is windy, shady and can get pretty icy. It’s shorter then my regular way on the main roads, but only if you hit the ferry right on time.
Summer hours are 6:30 to 9:45 and it runs every fifteen minutes. It leaves our side at the top and bottom of the hour and the other side at a quarter after and a quarter to the hour. It’s a free ferry and mostly sticks to its schedule. Unfortunately when I arrived today (early) it was just leaving. What?! And then I saw it; either a propane or gas truck. When that happens the ferry takes just that one vehicle which gets them a bit off schedule.
So we sat and waited a while.
Once we had driven on and parked and the ferry took off, I got Stanley out so he could experience the ferry; noise, sights, sounds and smells.
We docked safely on the other side and drove off to our appointment where Stanley got his exam and health certificate issued. All set!
He had a potty break, some water and some lunch and then we headed toward home on our usual route.