Just got home from a "field trip" on the public transit out to Prosser. Gene got a free pass when he turned 60 in December and had yet to use it, so I convinced him to take a bus ride with me out in the country just for fun. And, it was fun!
We met a friendly, young woman on the bus who just got out of jail this morning after spending 30 days there for some very overdue fines and a warrant. She was heading back on up to Yakima and we learned from her and the bus driver there is a free bus from Prosser to Yakima daily. Good information to know for anyone who doesn't have wheels who might need to get to Yakima. When we got off the bus, we walked around Prosser, had some very crappy Chinese food before we headed back to the bus station to catch our ride home.
While in Prosser, we visited the local courthouse. Gene spotted a woman sleeping at her desk. I can totally understand why. There wasn't a soul in the place. We also spotted a TV news reporter setting up her video camera outside the courthouse. She told us there was a gang task force (from Yakima) meeting happening and she would be interviewing the team when they came out. Go task force!!
After the gang task force interview, she told us she was heading over to the local pool. I caught that interview on TV tonight. It's a really nice new pool with awesome slides, etc.
Prosser is not a big town but we like going there because the ride is really pretty between here and there. We often stop at the big rest stop in Prosser when we're motorcycling in that direction. The town is famous for its wineries.
I had to shoot this photo through the bus window which was shaded but you get the idea. This area is really beautiful. I love the summer months when the grape vines are all green and the river winds through the towns. Right now the river is extremely high.
It was a great way to spend the day! The wind kicked up and we walked about a mile home from the bus station. Our next adventure will be to downtown Kennewick. We plan to just get on the bus and spend some time roaming around the art shops and pretending we're tourists. The great thing about riding the bus is that we get to see things out the window we normally miss when driving the car or motorcycles. Today we saw 6 or 8 woodchucks or pickapins or ground gophers ... whatever you call them ... along a street outside of Prosser. I love spotting things I've not seen before. I should have a summer scavenger hunt list ~ wouldn't that be fun?
Hope you had a beautiful day too!