OK, honestly, raise your hand if you’re shocked to see a Trail Mix update today?
Yeah … me too.
Today was COLD. OK, it was about 2 degrees. But it was WINDY. Or, if you go by the nicer forecast term, breezy. With the windchill (thanks to 21 mph winds), it was about -16, I think.
But I am kind of stubborn sometimes. And I pledged to myself on Friday that I was going to walk more often. Be tougher. Less of a wimp.
So I called Laurie, told her it was definitely not above freezing and went and picked her up. I had already picked up my fire and cop reports today, so I thought a change of direction would be good. Like maybe a trail. In the woods.
So we went to that trail near Lincoln School. I don’t know the name of it, but I’m sure someone does.
And, for the first part, it was wonderful. We got out of the wind.
But then, stupid me, didn’t remember that the trail, you know, runs along the lakeshore.
While we were walking away from the car, the terrible no-good wind was at our backs. But we knew that when we turned back, it was going to get awfully miserable awfully fast.
So we enjoyed the sites while we could.
We even saw some snow art (not made by us, by the way)…
But, of course, we had to turn around at some point…
I told Laurie we would turn around at 12:30 p.m., thinking she might be a little upset since we hadn’t really been walking that long.
Laurie: “What time is it now?”
Me: 12:28 p.m.
Laurie: “Oh good.”
It was that cold. We loved being in a new location. But it was really cold out there.
It’s funny how once we did turn around, I stopped taking pictures…
So that’s it for us today.
I really enjoyed my warm lunch after walking today. And even though we might not have walked much longer than 30 minutes or so today, it still felt good being outside and moving around. Although I must say that walking on snow-covered trails does offer a better workout than concrete roadways.
Happy Tuesday night.