This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Oh, Missouri, you are making us feel better after a long week. You are making us stop and appreciate nature, your rivers, your scenic scenes. I crack myself up. And you are inspiring me to learn again. So much so, I found a song about you, Missouri. Your official state song. Allow me to bark along with pancake breath. You can sing if you want.
Now, I am going to admit I literally have no clue what in the world this song has to do with Missouri. All I know is that I heard something about a banjo. And strumming. And nothing about pancakes. So I should eat a pancake now to get me back on track with what I was going to say.
When we were hiking yesterday, we were tired. But it was needed for us to get our minds back on track. Sometimes, when you are going thru a rough time, or a ruff time, again, I crack myself up, it is hard to see past what is right in front of you. But if you keep walkin, eventually, you will get to a corner. And you will turn with it, and there will be something there to await you. Something good, if only you keep walking.
So that is what we did. After a week of headaches and lack of pancakes and peanut butter cookies, we kept walking and in place of all that bad stuff, we found some good in our day. The Missouri River on a Lewis and Clark trail. Fall leaves and colors, nice people who wanted to pet us and call us handsome. And Missouri won over our hearts. Right around that corner.
So if you are going through something not so good, remember that corner. Girl Person says that she is trying to keep on walking to get back to see her family and her friends who she misses very much, some sleep and some Florida sunshiney. I am walking to find more pancakes, I mean, what did you think I was going to say? Brickle is walking to find more handsome lighting and more backdrops for his handsome.
We didn’t think when we came to Missouri that we would be so surprised. Surprised at its calming spirit, its friendly and welcoming people, and its waters, hikes and yes, wine. Girl Person told me to say that. But wherever YOU are walking today, just keep going. I can guarantee that you will find your corner too.
-Deputy Digby Pancake