Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Going to the Lake

Having extricated my truck from the quagmire, I don't have a lot on the "to do" list today.  I thought about going into town for lunch.  I have a shotgun I have been working on that I need to test out, and I could do that. But I'm not really in the mood for either of those things at the moment. I watched the news this morning, like an addict who swears he just needs one more and then he'll quit.  Seeing all the nonsense going on aggravated me, so I need something tranquil to do.  I could take the dogs and go down to the waterfall, but it's hot and humid. The forest is still soaked and you could cut the air with a knife.

So if I don't want to do any of those things, I could go to the big lake.  We have three lakes here, one small one near my place.  A larger one on the NW end of the county, and a big one due North.  The mid sized one has a place where you can leave your vehicle, then hike down to the water. The dogs like to go, and I'm not apt to meet anyone on the trail during a work day.  That's probably what I'll do. Ever so often I feel like I need to get off the mountain for awhile and have a change of scenery.  Sometimes I go to the biggest lake and rent a sailboat for the day, but that's too much work and not much fun without the wife to go along anyway.


  1. Hope your excursion today is fun and relaxing. Don't get too hot.

  2. I agree with Matt. When its hot we do our chores early, then hide in the air the rest of the day.

  3. I am hiding inside this afternoon. It finally got too hot for me. Actually it isn't the heat really I just ran out of dry shirts.

    Hope you had a good time!!!

  4. You guys were right. I got down to the lake but barely, the heat under the pine trees was ghastly. The dogs were roasting in their fur coats. We all had a swim and felt better, but I'm not doing that again until some of this humidity disappears. I have decided to shave off my beard and cut my hair short until winter comes.