Location: Decatur, Al
the long day yesterday the OFM got a late start today and hit the
trail in his usual t shirt and shorts. Not long after we go moving on
down the road he realized with the cool temperature and a slightly
wet breeze he should have been in a long sleeve t shirt and long
pants. But we pushed on anyway. The sunlight was wonderful and we
nearly wore out the camera taking “lighting” pictures for future
we meandered amongst the trees some of them were sending cannonballs
down on us. At least they felt like cannonballs when they hit us.
Here is one of the cannonballs in the OFM's hand.
one part of the trails we came across a vine the OFM had tied an
overhand knot in to keep it out of the trail a few weeks ago.
this time we ran across some nice folks we know coming our direction
on the trail. Over an hour later we split up and continued our
walks. That happens a lot on the Point Mallard trails with the
walkers from Decatur.
was getting close to shower and lunch time so the OFM cut the walk
short and headed back to the Castle. Even with all this we got in
almost three miles of wonderful visiting, picture taking and tromping
out this toadstool that was growing from a stump alongside the trail.
standing there looking at it the OFM had to look under the “flower”
to be sure it was a toadstool. And it was.
tonight it looks like I need to get out an electric heater to keep
the Teams warm. And tomorrow the OFM will need to wear more clothes
than today. When we last checked it is supposed to be 52F and damp in
the morning. For the OFM that is considered chilly weather.
coming Friday is an appointment with the eye doctor to find out how
things are going with that right eye. We are hoping that it will be
well enough to order new glasses to replace the pair that saved my
right eye from getting poked with a chair lever and going POP.
Hopefully we will at least find out enough to start planning new
adventures in trying to have tooooo much fun.