On the trail again...

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

I haven't been posting, since I've had trouble getting online.  I found a way, however, and here we go again. On Thursday I rode the same Granite Trail, but added a few miles to get in just over seven.  I can feel that I'm getting used to it and getting a bit for fit.  I saw virtually and actually no other hikers or cyclists at all.  It was a good and pleasant workout.  Hmmm, it seems like I've written about this already, but I don't have the inclination to check.  If so, bear with me.

Yesterday it blew and rained.  It actually started the evening before and made Shorty rock and roll a bit.  It didn't affect my sleep, however.  I spent yesterday in the house, reading, strumming and generally vegging out.  I had Bauern Frühstuck, Farmers Breakfast, for dinner, substituting barbecued chicken for the Wurst.  A green salad and bread filled out the menu.  Good food, I must say.

This morning, I again missed the sunrise, rising at six.  I got ready and went into Scottsdale to St. Bernard of  Clairvaux church.  I don't really know anything about the man, save that his statue appeared that of a hermit-type individual.  Mary should know.  Ask her, if you're interested. This is a huge, new and modern church.  The folks were friendly and the music familiar.  It was easy to sing along, which is one of my favorite things to do.

I went back to my favorite store and bought some coffee, chocolate, tomatoes and yes, the folding recliner for the camp.  I couldn't resist, especially after seeing what other stores were offering at higher prices.  I gave it the test this afternoon and found it sleeps up to half an hour so far.  A worthy chair it is...

Later, I went and picked up a few more groceries and then came back to camp.  After lunch, I took Dolores out for an eleven plus mile ride.  I took my usual Granite Trail run, but then joined the Bluff Trail and eventually the Pemberton Trail.  A great workout, with lots of folks in the area, both hiking and cycling.  I had water and some of Lynnie's "sick candy" with, so survived with flying colors.

Re-runs were on the dinner menu and that was fine.  I did have popcorn one night for dinner, just in case you're wondering what it takes to subsist as an active septuagin or is it septuagenarian? Yeah, that it.  No, it's not a cult.  It's a level that some folks never reach, my father included, but that's another story.

I talked with Lynnie a few times today for various reasons other than our morning and evening check-ins.  She seems to be doing fine, but was a bit disappointed with the snow.  Snow?  I told her that we haven't had any here.  What else to say?

Again thanks for stopping by.  I'll add the photos and send this on to you...

Oops...I just deleted the photos from the last sunset and the fine shots of birds feeding by the coach.  One photo survived, from my ride today.  It's all good though, I reckon... <blush>
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ferd on

Glad you are getting more fit and the bike is pleasing for you! Yeah, snow!!! Heading out today with trailer to see Ma and Sis's for a week or so in SD! Wish your digs were on the way...hugs

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