I'm getting my normal routine reestablished. I'm back up to a mile and a half a day on my daily walks. I wasn't supposed to go back to walking for another week or so, but I need that quiet time, and I need to get out. I know they always tell you to take it easy for a lot longer than you really need to anyway. I have never sued anyone in my life but I live in a society where everyone just assumes you will sue them if you get the chance. It's not the only facet of life today I am out of step with.
There was a big gun show near here last weekend. I went over early to be sure I had the right place, but in the end I didn't wind up going. Gun shows are like a carnival, big crowds and a lot of jostling. My budget doesn't roll over until 1 November and I'd already spent my shooting allowance on ammo because there was a good sale at one of the on line places I shop. I could have busted the budget, but there's just something about going out of budget that makes me feel "out of control." I almost never do.
It was a nice drive over there, anyway. This is from the road that goes over the ridge line near my house. It's really steep and twisty, so you don't see many people on it. This view is looking down from the mountains towards Atlanta.
I pulled over where the road crosses the Appalachian Trail. This is looking back towards where I live, and up into North Carolina.
In all the land you can see in the two pictures above, there are no people living there. This is all National Forest. Nobody goes out in there on foot much anymore, and most of the dirt roads that used to be there have been blocked and are no longer viable. Hunters stay pretty close to the roads that do exist, because they have to pack the meat out to the road.
This is a satellite photo of my place. In the upper left corner, you see a small open area in the forest. That's my meadow. The reflected light is from the solar panels. I don't have to buy Halloween candy as nobody comes up here......
Thought for the day:
Just in case there are any young people who read this blog.