A walk in the woods…
The wife and I decided to go hiking this morning – a good decision. With the sweltering heat of Texas summers seemingly on the decline, we decided it was time for some outdoor activity. We went to Rowlett Creek Preserve over near Garland. It turned out to be a couple of hours of good fun.
I’ve ridden RCP a lot over the years. It’s a great all-around mountain biking trail that has a little of everything for the off-road riding enthusiast. It’s been a source of exercise and a ton of fun over the years since I started riding. I didn’t realize, though, how different it is to walk the trail out there. It’s a very different perspective. We got to see things that you just don’t see when negotiating the twists and turns and various obstacles the trail offers when on a bike. Seeing wildlife – mostly toads, frogs and birds – much more often and in a much closer proximity was interesting and fun. Her and I used to love hiking the state parks of Missouri, and seeing the wildlife was one of the big reasons.
We’ll have to do this more often, especially now that the air temperature is more tolerable for a “northern” boy like me 😉
A pleasant surprise…
I’ve expressed my appreciation – probably not enough – for those that have chosen to follow my written ramblings on this page. But today I got a follow that was kind of a surprise. Since I haven’t been very active on here lately, I have no expectations of getting follows and/or seeing comments and the like when I’m not posting. But Mr and Mrs NW saw fit to give me a follow today. It was a surprise. It was a very pleasant surprise. It was kind of cool realizing that my page gets visits even when I’m not regularly updating it. It was very cool that one of those visitors decided it was worth their time to follow my page. Thanks. You might have given me a bit of a boost in my motivation to start banging on the keyboard again. I write for myself, but it sure is nice having an audience to entertain, too. I’m a dungeon master at my core of creativity, so having “players” to present to is a good thing for me. Again… thanks.
More to come.