I inched forward in my seat gripping the steering wheel tighter. Excitement started to cover me like a blanket as I saw the gate and the old oaks. I pulled off on the side of the road speechless; it was nothing like I had anticipated.
The trees were small and there were only about fifteen maybe twenty of them. All of the signage was correct but the trees were wrong. I grabbed my atlas and scoured the page. Sitting there looking at the trees, disappointment sank in and I had to start planning where I was going from there.
On the page, the logical choice was to turn around and keep exploring down the road I had previously been on. I decided to move forward on the gravel road.
Reaching back I grabbed some dried fruit and headed off. Coming around the next bend in the road a beautiful white fence came into view. “Could this be what I have been looking for?!” I asked myself.
As I approached I hit the brakes and pulled off as quickly as I could. I jumped out of the van and let out a Whoooo of pure excitement! This was the entrance I had been after; the other must have been an older back entrance.
Having the entire area to myself, no cars passed by I took my time shooting my favorite location of the entire trip!