I was sad to see the railway station in Huntsville closed. Not enough passengers to warrant having the Iron Horse operating. Too much obsession for the automobile, I imagine.
One advantage to driving is you can see some wildlife, like we are experiencing, then you can stop, turn around and sight the creature for a second time. That happened. On our way to Sudbury, I spotted a bear cub foraging. He was quite close to the road and appeared to be all by himself.
I happened to look out the window when he was showing his hungry side. Unfortunately, he must have dashed off after Marshall, our driver, made a quick U-turn.
Bears love this time of year for the food. When our group of monks pulled over for a call of nature, we became like bears and ravaged the wild raspberry patches at our disposal.
Our destination today was Bell Park, at Ramsay Lake, in Sudbury. What a great spot and facility! The path along the lake is a portion of “The Great Trail.” For me the city of Sudbury is memory lane. It was here that I met five Krishna monks at Christmas in ’72.
I relayed that message to the audience tonight, letting them know I had been a fine arts student at Cambrian College, and how my cousins owned and operated the popular Rocky Mountain Ranch just north of here. The people were a gracious crowd. Organizer Dr. Jani was pleased. Mayor Brian Bigger also came to offer a message of goodwill.
May the Source be with you!