I figured it would be best to get from under the shade tree today, there's no way to become legend there. I visited with friends that I had not bonded with since the beginning of this season and then decided to drive my car as far east as I could go. I saw places less than 50 miles away that I had never ventured to see in my entire life. I will admit however, that I was a little tense during my journey. Having grown up in this area I knew of certain reputations that were associated with this place. I will not go into full detail, but in some places not many things changed after segregation was outlawed. The older folk on both sides of the fence that are still around are pretty hard set in their ways. The ironic part is that it was not until I had driven as far as I could go that I had to get out my car, leave it a fraction of a mile behind, and ask for guidance from some locals. The two gentlemen that I approached did not seem as excited to see me as I was be there, but I attributed it to the fact they appeared rather brutish…and I could have possibly been trespassing given the hour. I walked up to them pleasantly and I asked if I could walk around to take photographs and where I could go, if so. One of the men, in his very unique High Tider dialect (Hoi Toider), and along with a series of hand gestures showed me the areas that I was permitted. After a few moments I had gotten what I had come for. I turned around and realized that the two men were not conversing as they had been earlier, but instead they were staring at me. I convinced myself that they were as intrigued as watching others perform their craft as I was. I reproached them on the way out, wished them well, and began my walk back to the car. During the walk back, I reviewed the clichéd group of sunset photos that I had just taken. I could have taken the photographs on my own turf, but they were still trophies to me for having another box to check off of the list. Everything about that place really was as beautiful as what so many others had attempted to describe. I guess that I’ll have to do the same for you until I return with more daylight, and a driver. Navigation is useless there.