The cool part about my day was right at the end when I was getting close to the camp site I was suppose to stay at. I called to see how much it was to set up my tent and they said $31!!!!! WHAT?! That's silly, all I'm doing is camping. But they wouldn't budge. As I stewed over the thought of paying $31 to set up my tent, a dog came running at me barking her little head off and was quickly called back by her owner who smiled and waved. I waved back and continued walking. About 100 yards up the road, I thought "Well maybe she'll let me camp on her property?" Never hurts to ask!
So I went back and found the woman and protective little dog, and told her my story, and before I could finish my sentence about camping, she points to a nice spot by an apple tree and next to some tall shrubs and said: "You can camp there, it should keep you out of the wind a little bit." I was so happy!!! My first time asking a complete stranger if I could camp on their property and it was a yes, and not only a yes, but she later offered me a shower, and some hot dinner with her and her husband. They are both retired/semi-retired and live on 30-some acres and raise a few horses and cows. After dinner she took me out to the fields and introduced me to the cutest baby horse you ever saw. Like a mini Clydesdale breed to pull Gypsy wagons long ago.
Her brother lives in a house on the same property, and he was kind enough to make me a sandwich with meats and cheeses and an apple and pickle. Perfect for lunch tomorrow. After dinner they were ready to watch some of their TV shows, and I needed to get some work done, so I was in bed around 9, and listened to some audio books and worked on route planning on my computer until I feel asleep. Another day where everything falls into place, I love it.