I keep telling Laura (as if she needs to hear it), if you walk into a vet and the office is huge and beautiful (over the top), turn around a walk out. There’s a portion of your bill that goes directly to making someone’s practice look really, really good. A few months ago, we went to an emergency veterinary hospital in Palm Coast and it looked like we were walking into an atrium. Huge fish tank and all. Believe me, the bill showed it. Highway robbery. Needless to say, we never went back.
We had to bring Michael the cat to the vet last week. We’ve already initiated a relationship with a vet over in Madison, so we figured it was a good idea to bring him there. The vet is called, “Madison Animal Hospital.” Good people and good work. And the practice fits right into Madison, which is a very reasonable town. People don’t waste things in Madison. I like their style.
Since we were heading over there and since I keep talking about the place, I thought I’d bring the camera with me. I wanted to get some out and about shots of where we went and where we were. I like these kinds of posts, so we had fun taking the pictures.
I started snapping away while Laura was inside the vet. I took some shots and then ran over to Campbell’s Building Supply. I wanted to price some stuff out for my upcoming electric hot water heater project.
As it turns out, I’m going to most likely purchase the hot water heater itself from Campbell’s and get all the SharkBite connections and valves and wiring from Home Depot. I think I can get a good deal for the connections and stuff at the Depot.
After I was finished at the building supply center, I ran back to the vet, grabbed Laura and Michael and took off out of town. I took some pictures as we left Madison.
I think the reason I like Madison so much is because of its functionality. It’s got a small food store, a gas station that sells diesel, a few hardware stores and a place called “Renys” that sells everything Carhartt. In case you aren’t aware, Maine is Carhartt country. If you live here, you’ll eventually end up wearing an orange knit hunting hat. Just so you don’t get taken out in the woods.
We took the back road home. The back way is more fun than the more “main” road because it goes up and down through the hills and you get to see the farms, snowmobile trails and some wildlife if you’re lucky. When we made this particular trip, we were fortunate enough to pass by a big cluster of turkeys.
And then we passed by a farm…
…and some snowmobile trails…
…and a beautiful field.
Maple syrup is huge up here. It’s actually part of the inspiration for the move itself. I can’t wait for Spring when we can start tapping our own Maple trees. We’ve got over 30 of them and they’ve been tapped before, so I’m really looking forward to it. We also have a sort of broken down shed that can be used as a sugar shack. It’s already been decided that we’re going to name it “Jay’s Sugar Shack.”
Anyway, when you drive around up here, you’re bound to come across a Maple forest that’s been lined with sap hoses. We have a rather large farm right up the road as well as this one that’s a bit further away.
Since the last picture was so close to the house, we ended there.
I hope you enjoyed this short tour of us driving from Madison to where we live. You can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll be doing this again, so stay tuned!