Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We felt like idiots!

Larry and I visited lovely Brandywine Falls last weekend. Although it is just seven miles from our home, we only get there once or twice a year. There are some lovely hiking trails which we enjoy. People from all over the world come here, as there is a youth hostel within the park. We saw cars with license plates from Maryland, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
The trails can be a bit confusing, so at one point when we weren't quite sure of our bearings, we asked two young men if they knew which direction we should take.
With very heavy accents they told us if we followed this path we wouldn't get lost. They were probably visiting from Austria or Poland or somewhere, and here we ignorant locals were asking them for directions. "If anyone asks," Larry said, "we're from Wisconsin." LOL!

6 comments:

Tine said...

LOL!!! Larry is funny :D Isn't it strange how we never take the time to see the sights in our own area? There are so many things here in Copenhagen I have not seen...maybe I should try to take the kids every so often. It would be a nice thing for all of us ;)

The Gingerbread House said...

That was really funny!, and I did laugh out loud. When I lived in NYC a trip to 42ndSt meant nothing. While living in NJ Atlantic City meant nothing...now ...I'd love to spend a little time in each... I miss Coney Island and I miss "English Town" the most. Ginny

Daisy said...

Well, I'm just glad you found your way out again, Diana! HA! Looks like a lovely place to visit. :-)

Suzanne said...

Oh dear thats pretty funny, but quiet often its those places closer to home that we dont know as much about. I am so glad you found your way.

anne from finland said...

Don´t worry! I had just similar feeling one week ago, when visiting in a little town we ought to know so well, but haven´t been there for awhile.. I usually go to sightseeing in our hometown, when we have some friends at us. It is nice to know, there are still many things to see and places to go! Have a nice week!

Heckety said...

Ha ha! Just as long as they didn't direct you to Europe...!