I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon in a neighboring town so I took a different way home at the end of the day. I've driven this road many times but wondered if my usual route was the fastest, so I turned on the GPS. Now, you already know I live in the boonies, but the GPS had me driving on roads I didn't even know existed. After a certain point, I was at the mercy of technology because I had no clue where I was. I began wishing I had thought about leaving a trail of crumbs or at the very least had paid more attention over the years. I was winding my way through the countryside when I rounded a bend and saw this....
Are you kidding me? I live in Maryland not Wyoming or North Dakota. I was about 5 miles from my house.
It was pretty awesome though. I pulled over and snapped a few photos.
For the record, these are bison. Buffalo live in Asia and Africa. (Yeah, I didn't know that either.) They were pretty curious about me standing on the side of the road taking their picture, but considering it was about 90 degrees out, they weren't moving a whole lot. Just looking at them made me hot. After I had been there a bit, some of them started snorting. That was my cue to get moving. I figured if I was lucky the fence was electric but either way I wasn't so sure they notice with those big thick coats and hides.
What a nice reminder that even an ordinary day can turn into something spectacular.