Up this morning feeling pretty good after sleeping all the way through the night…. Electricity was still on when we got up, so that was a plus~! A slow casual start until pings on the phone started coming in about island kids needing to borrow a truck, needing some help at the shop….. yadda, yadda, yadda…… other than giving up my truck for a while (and I wasn’t going to need it anyway) – none of it impacted me – so I left my Bride to contend with her part of it. I strapped on my walking shoes, inhaled a nuked biscuit with a smidge of butter/honey and a hard boiled egg – and I was off to places unknown for a walk-about. Had no idea where I was heading when I started out, but soon formulated a path quickly into my walk. This particular walk was going to take me up a hill…… a big hill….. how big? DAMN big~! About ½ to ¾ way up it – I done figured I bit off a tad more than I could chew…… but being the hard headed stubborn old goat that I am – I pushed myself. Admittedly – I finally had to stop once in a while and get some air and let my heart rate slow down for a bit…. but I kept going….. making it by my guesstimate 9/10ths of the way up the hill. I wanted to top it – but didn’t honestly didn’t think I had it in me, so I quit while the quitting was good and started back down the slope. I got some awesome pictures from ‘up there’ but a little depressed I didn’t ”top” it. Better safe than sorry is the only logic I can come up with that made me feel a little bit better about myself. Tomorrow is another day. I was really looking forward to that walk back down it, until I got started. I’m guesstimating [again] that, that was about a 25° – 28° slope and it didn’t take but about a couple dozen steps to realize going down, wasn’t going to be the breeze I thought it would be either. Dammit Emmit~! I finally made it to mostly level ground and things returned to semi-normal….. Wow….. several lessons learned on todays journey……. I chatted briefly with a ‘local’ about halfway down the hill…. mentioning [as I patted my belly] that I was trying to work off some of that beer to make room for more. He laughed and said if I ‘do’ this hill a couple of more times – ”You’ll be good”. Words to live by I guess. 😉
I got my new camera up and running and played with it for a little bit. That little beggar is apparently a WHOLE LOT smarter than I will ever be – but OH the capability it has. ( It has a 166 page manual to it~!) I’ll put up a couple of the pictures I took today while ‘playing’ with it to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. I can’t wait to get it under water. We wound up going to Blues when my Queen got off of work….. but that’s whole other blog. 😉
Good Night Ya’ll + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Thankx for stopping in~!
Something about this ditch being cleaned out was very satisfying for me to look at~~
Again – something about this big ole tree just intrigues the hell out of me….
I guess imagining what all it has been through and seen…..
One of my resting places… [sucking air] – HARD~!