A KINGDOM FAR AWAY (part five)

On Monday Joe stopped at the house early to pick me up for what he told me was going to be a special trip. We drove for a couple hours and then when Joe slowed the car and turned off the road I thought he was driving straight into the woods. The two track road that we were following was nearly obscured by the trees but it was apparent that Joe had been here before. We snaked our way along, crossed a small creek, went up a steep hill and when we dropped down the other side there was a big meadow and Joe pulled the car off the track and parked under some large pine trees.