I am starting the week off sore and tired. But first… It was a very good long Juneteenth weekend for me.
On Friday Bonnie and I went out to Panola Mountain State Park and did six miles of walking. We walked mostly on the paved path, and wound up retracing some of the area we used for the Black Sheep hash we laid almost two years ago. After returning home and cleaning up, we both rode our bikes to Red’s Beer Garden where we were joined by a couple of other hashers for the comedy night.
Saturday morning found me choring in WLF before picking up trash as I walked up to East Atlanta Village to meet Betsy and Bella. The three of us wandered our normal two-coffee-shop-stop course before parting ways. With heavy rains predicted, I spent to rest of the day going to a couple of breweries — Little Cottage, Sceptre Arts — with Bonnie before eating dinner at her house.
While we did get rain, I’d say that we got about half of the 4″ predicted. My rain collection system collected many gallons.
It was doing my morning choring that I had my first kick of adrenaline. It was still not very bright out and I went to get a bucket of water that had filled. Walking through the grass, while wearing flip flops, something slithered near my feet. 😮 Fortunately for me there was no further interaction with the snake.
With my choring done I relaxed until it was time to drive to Acworth for the Black Sheep hash, my 180th. Just think about how many Black Sheeps I’d have had I not taken a seven year hiatus. 🤔 Of course there had to be a wreck on I75 North, so it took longer to get to Acworth than it should have. The hash was good, though my next encounter with nature was adrenaline pumping for the wrong reasons. During one stint of the trail I was stung by yellow jackets at least three, and maybe up to as many as five, times. Ouch! Then while changing clothes at the end something else bit/stung my two more times. Ouch again!
And that is why I am so sore and tired this morning.
Today I may do Moonlight since the start is once again at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. We’ll see how the old body feels by then.
Don’t look now, but the daylight hours are starting to diminish. But on a brighter note: today and tomorrow are Amazon prime sale days! I’ve already ordered something that has been on my wish list for many months, saving 33% on the purchase price today!
Hope you had a healthy and happy weekend.