Morning Sun


Cold Walk


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al

Today's Date: 11-20-2022

We are definitely not fans of these mornings in the low 20sF. That is way to cold outside for the OFM Teams.

The eye shields that the surgeon used for our eye surgery are very cumbersome to live with and sleep with. The purpose is to keep you from disturbing the eyeball opening where they put the new lens into the eyeball. We found the first time that we did not need the shield because our glasses worked better and stayed in place better while sleeping. So we did not even try it on the second eye last Thursday. The OFM figures that he has napped for so many years with his glasses on his face that going all night was not a big deal to do. Tonight is the last night of needing to shield the eye so we have done well in this category.

When the weather warmed up to the low 40s we went for a short walk down by the water. As we passed the soccer field there were a lot of folks out there in the cold practicing. Notice the drooping flag but lots of sunshine.

As we approached the start of the rock trail this view caught our attention with the incredibly blue sky. 

It made a fine start to what ended up being a 2 mile walk in the cold air. The walking was going well and the day was wonderful except for the temperature but that kept us moving at a good pace to keep warm. Sure enough in a few minutes another pretty scene stopped us to enjoy it.

We followed our instincts on the trail until they told us to turn back and go back to the warm Castle and we did. Along the way we noticed this nice autumn path picture inviting us to enjoy the cool weather.

The walk back was pleasant getting cooler, so we had timed it right about the turnaround point. The warm Castle was a welcome sight when we made the last curve in the campground.

Yep it was a nice day of recuperation from the eye surgery and trying to have tooooo much fun in the COLD.


  1. Seems like it always seems warmer than you remembered it being inside if you spend a bit of time outside. Sounds like you are doing well!! Good.

  2. Staying warm and toasty while in recovery mode is a great way of having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. I grew up in Michigan but after 3 years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast followed by 41 years in Texas cold hurts! We should be getting up into the 70's around here this time of year, but we haven't gotten out of the 40's for a week now and the prognosticators say we won't see 70 until next Monday!

    1. At least the Castle is handling the cold like it is not even there. Have fun.