This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. It was hard to leave that Pennsylvania place yesterday. Except for two things.
First, Girl Person tried to buy wine at a grocery store. First store had no wine. Second store told her to go the back of the store and told her that you could only buy 4 bottles per day. Not five. First strike, Pennsylvania place.
Second, Boy Person went to do laundry. Laundromat’s change machine was broken. And he couldn’t find any quarters. So Pennsylvania? It’s been fun. No quarters or wine for us. And now there are no clean pants.
But whenever we visit a place, and I suppose we are always visitors, we like to learn the reasons places have their names and who lived there. Even though this Pennsylvania place gave us trouble on wine and laundry day. And we learned that at Little Buffalo State Park, long ago, buffalo roamed the land. And they didn’t try to buy wine or wear pants. We learned that.
We also learned that the creek there was named Little Buffalo Creek. I could almost picture the Buffalo there. And I wondered. What would they think of us being here? Would they be happy with the way things are now? And why are they not here anymore?
History is unclear as to why they no longer are in that area. We can only speculate that humans had something or everything to do with it. And even though there are so many other animals here and beautiful things to see, the buffalo are missed. And we remember them.
We can all have an impact on our surroundings. That impact may not be felt immediately. But over time, even people can be affected. Yes. Even our own families down the road. Do we each think of that?
If the area where you live was different long ago, what has changed? Do you respect the ones that were there before? What are you doing now for future inhabits? We may always think that someone else will care. Someone else will take care of a problem. But what if everyone thought like that? There would be no future.
So this week. join us as we aim to appreciate what this area of New York and New Jersey offers! We will be “picking” some fun along the way! Travel isn’t always about a destination. Sometimes it’s as simple as wanting something good to eat. Stay tuned!
–Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle