Friday was a long day. I was picked up at 8am for the drive up to Mount Yonah where four of us — Fuckeye, Davey, Dribbles, myself — did the 4.5 mile hike. It is a very long drive to Mount Yonah from Atlanta, about ninety minutes when traffic is good. Unfortunately we completed our hike before Tantrum Brewing opened for the day, so instead we headed to NoFo Brew Co. At NoFo we had a few beers, shared a pizza, and even ran into Bwana out of the blue. By the time I was dropped off at home, around 4pm, I was exhausted. I ate dinner, watched tv, and turned in to bed early.
On Saturday I waited out the rain by making a Kroger run. Once the rain stopped Betsy, Bella, and I did an abbreviated walk.
I was home and puttering around the house in the afternoon and tried to decide how to occupy myself for the evening. One option was to go to Lee+White to join up with the hashers who rode the Beltgrind. Instead, I chose to return to Midway Pub to watch the Atlanta United game. I had long envisioned the return to soccer watching at a bar, but suffice to say that the evening was not as I hoped. I sat at the bar and watched the 0-0 draw which also saw the United lose its starting goalkeeper with an apparent Achilles injury. Guzan’s injury was ironic since prior to the match’s start I saw him interviewed wearing a suit and wondered if he had gotten injured and I had not heard the news. Another option I had Saturday night was to sit in my backyard burning some wood in the firepit, but everything was wet from the morning rain and I was afraid of sitting alone at the fire.
Saturday also saw my first sighting of a rabbit in WLF. Dangen! The last thing WLF needs is another freeloading critter. Looks as if I am going to have to put netting over anything that won’t require pollination to produce vegetables.
Yesterday was Easter Sunday of course. Even though the rain wasn’t to arrive until late in the afternoon (and didn’t until evening!) the bike riding portion of the day was a washout. Instead, as most of you know, we convened on the Deck Mahal for lunch. Thanks to Bonnie’s reminder of what I brought last year, vegetarian sausage balls, I brought the same this year. I should have made life easier on myself and brought some cream cheese with red pepper jelly, I think I brought that to at least one Easter ride. However, I think my sausage/cheese balls were really good.
Prior to driving up to Marietta I put my road bike back onto the trainer and rode for an hour while watching Paris Roubaix on the big screen.
Of course on a day I don’t blog I guessed yesterday’s Wordle in two, which is why I am bragging about that now. 🙂
Since the road bike is on the trainer I might get on it again this morning. More exercise won’t hurt, especially after stuffing my face yesterday. I want to get in a little more saddle time before STU this weekend. I will have mixed emotions at STU, with the passing of Benny and all, but am looking forward to spending many hours pedaling.
Tonight I am laying the Moonlight trail. It appears that I will escape getting washed out, thankfully the rain is predicted to stop this morning so hopefully things will dry out enough for me to use chalk for trail. Though I have not prepared nearly enough, I will attempt to lay a 4-mile trail, with a 2-mile Short option for the walkers. This way everyone can be back at the bar to order before the 9pm closure of the kitchen. Fingers crossed. I also have to be done eating/drinking early for reasons that will be a part of tomorrow’s blog post.
I hope that you had an enjoyable Easter weekend.
I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was RANTS. Some might say that I am an expert at those…