Thursday, July 24, 2014
What a beautiful day.
I went for a walk at the little lake this morning. It's nice out there early in the morning before it gets hot. I can drive through the national forest on an old, abandoned forest service road, and even the drive is nice.
It's a clear day, with little thunderstorms coming over every now and then, raining just enough to cool things down but not enough to be a nuisance.
Nice breeze blowing.
I walked up the mountain a bit, to a place where there's a bald . That's where granite slabs keep trees from growing. I used to go up to this spot a lot from the house, but walking up hill has gotten more difficult. However, I decided to make this walk in lieu of my daily workout on the elliptical. It was worth the extra effort.
On the way to the lake I have to ford a couple of creeks. The dogs like to wander around in this one, which has a flat river rock bottom and some deep spots they can swim in. So we stop and take a break there. At the lake they have to stay on a lease, so it isn't as much fun for them there. Up at the big lake they can run loose, as there is little chance of meeting old people with their little tiny lap dogs. My dogs would not hurt a fly, but they might trample on a tiny dog when they are excited.