I have a feeling I might hear about this photo later. Laurie and I never check with one another when we use photos of one another in the blog. We try to pick flattering photos, but we’re rarely at work at the same time during the day, so it’s just not often possible to confer with one another about whether this particular photo is OK.
Besides, c’mon, the above photo is so fun! I wanted a picture of the gulls flying away from us, but they were so comfortable with our presence today that it took Laurie running at then – apparently with flapping arms – to get them in the air. So funny!
It also goes with today’s Quote of the Day, from me: "Avoiding the bird poop today is going to be impossible." And, yes, it was.
Today started off rather interestingly. We made it down Third Street, almost all of the way to Bemidji Avenue, when the camera died. So we had to go back to Laurie’s place to get more batteries. We knew it would take another 5-10 minutes I’m not actually budgeted for my lunch break, so we broke into a quick jog, OK, we didn’t run long – I hate running – but still, for us, that was pretty good!
We were pleasantly surprised today to learn that the sidewalk along Third Street has been restored. Yay! Reconstruction of Parking Lot No. 3 along the roadway prompted the closure of the sidewalk as the parking lot was torn apart and then re-made. Everything is looking super nice!
Well, we’re off again until Wednesday. I’m out of town until late Tuesday morning and I just don’t think I’ll have time to walk that day, so we’re going to try to get back on a more regular schedule on Wednesday.
The following is our How Well Do You Know Bemidji? entry for today:
Congrats to Julie for knowing the Tail from yesterday is from the OtterTail sign on the company’s door. (If you look closely, I think you can see Laurie’s reflection as she snaps the picture.)
Have a nice weekend!