Trail Mix didn’t exactly go to class or anything today, but we did cut through Bemidji State University’s campus today, just to observe. It was such a pretty day to be outside. We found several students just hanging around outside, relaxing against the trunk of a tree. Possibly studying.
We also found some good signs for folks like Active Living, who are encouraging more bike-riding for work or commuting purposes:
We ended up with a strange sort of walk. We walked from Laurie’s downtown to the fire hall (for my daily fire reports) to the Law Enforcement Center (for my daily cop reports) and then down Minnesota Avenue to 15th Street, from where we cut on over the BSU campus. Once we got some shots of campus activity, we went back to the Lake Bemidji West Shore Trail for about a block before cutting over to “our” trail. So we, essentially, walked our route backwards today.
It was just a perfect day to be outside; the weather was absolutely ideal.
It was nice being back on the trail. I have, unfortunately, not kept up as much with my exercising in the past 1-2 months — and it showed. I tired more quickly today than I did in, say, June. But it’ll come again. I just need to walk more than once every week or two!
Of course, Laurie, conversely, has done much better lately. She walked a lot in Minneapolis, so she looked like a pro today.
She also was enthusiastic when I asked if she was OK going through the trail backward, which offered a few unique challenges (i.e. climbing walls we are not used to and going uphill instead of downhill in certain spots).
Laurie: “We’re not long for the rugged part. We haven’t been on the trail for a while.”
All in all, it wasÂ a pleasant afternoon.
Other things that caught our attention today…
1. This student, who was, for some reason, carrying an Easter basket of some kind into a BSU building. (We’re guessing it was filled with candy. And, yes, we were tempted to ask for some. But he seemed to be in a hurry.)
2. This pretty house. (Doesn’t that swing look inviting? I asked Laurie if she wanted to sit, but she was, understandingly, not in favor of walking through someone’s yard. Much less sitting on their swing.)
3. This super nifty car decoration. (Although I must say that while I was drawn to it, I would never have one myself. I remember getting pulled over once, when I was in college, at 2 a.m. after I got off work, because I had a cross hanging from my mirror. I’m sure the police officer, perhaps, wondered if I had been out partying or something. But, still, I learned that night that the decoration was more of a hassle than anything…)
So that’s about it from us today…
Here is today’s Puzzler:
The answer from … I don’t know when … is that the green tiles are located on the exterior of the AnnTiques building next to the Economy Shop.
Thanks for continuing to check on us – I promise that one of these days we will get back into a real, dependable schedule!Â Â Â