Shade and Breeze Required


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al

Today's Date: 7-29-2022

We made a careful choice on the walking this morning. Our goal was shade and breeze or we stay home. No more thick vegetation until the temps start dropping around Labor Day. The OFM is just not handling the still and hot while in the sun any more in his age. So we took the garbage to the dumpster through the campground while walking in the shade of the tall trees. After dumping the garbage we went across the street and checked the shade on the sidewalks.

Both ways seemed good and with the openess there was a gentle breeze helping us out with the cooling. We chose left and a nice speed to fit with the gentle breeze as we meandered on along the paved pathway. When we got to the turn to take the paved loop around the golf course, the OFM paused and checked for shade on the loop road. NOPE just bright sun. So we turned around and went back to where we entered the trail and paused to check going on and the shade and breeze was nice so we meandered on along with broken shade and good breeze for a good distance, Rootbeer got sipped now and then. Yep the fluids were definitely helping. The OFM does not recall the exact path through the campground but we carefully followed the shade areas back to the Castle.

When we had cooled down, the internet maps were used to see how far we had gone and it was a bit over 2.5 miles and it was now 92F. But that was plenty considering the humidity in the marsh of the area. The most important item is that we did not need a lot of time cooling down and suffered nearly none at all. Apparently this is the normal weather until a bit after Labor Day weekend. So we will being very careful while we are out trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. By not overdoing it in this heat and staying hydrated are all good ways of having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Just finished a gentle walk in incredible humidity and stillness. Not a good outdoor exercise morning.