Not a good shot, but the only one I have of tonight’s full moon. You get the picture.
I went for a walk this morning and found a new way to and from a nearby running trail. I’m very excited about that. Hopefully I can visit again soon.
I saw this on one of the drainage ditches along the way. Made me pause… and think about what I may have penned myself many decades ago if i found myself with a can of spray paint and a space waiting to be filled….
We made a trip down to southeast Austin to run an errand or two this morning. Since we were heading down there, we planned to play a round of golf at Jimmy Clay Golf Course. So, we loaded our clubs into the car on our way out.
We played 18 holes. Not only has it been a while since we played golf together. It’s been a very long time since we played 18. We usually play a twilight 9 holes after work. But we got there early enough today to hit the range, the chipping and putting greens, and then play a full round. We even got a cart today… a treat… as we usually walk it.
It was a nice day – sunny with highs in the 70′s. I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo, but when we got there, we found a big flock of Monk parakeets (aka Quaker parrots) in residence at the golf course. They were noisily greeting golfers from the oak trees around the clubhouse. When we finished our round, they had gone – they must have returned to their nest for the evening.
A nice day.
Hmmm. What’s wrong with this picture?
Texas early voting ended on Friday. I attempted several times to dash over to one of the early voting places last week but each time was greeted with a wait in line longer than I had time to spare. My mission today was to get it over first thing, since I had a day packed with back to back meetings starting at 7:30. The polls opened at 7:00. So, it was now or never.
I made sure I was in line good and early; so I poured a cup of coffee to-go and headed out about 6:15. I was actually 3rd in line. By the time the polls opened the line was at least 50 people long and growing longer by the minute.
Now, on to my first meeting…
Today is the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. I was a (relatively) wee lass when he died. Now I’m older than he was when he died. Sad to realize he only lived to the age of 42. You are missed, big guy.
Here’s one to give a listen to on this day…not one of his own songs, but I like his version: My Way – Elvis style. He certainly did live life his own way….
Today we headed out to the lake: Monte and I, Julie, Rachel and Rachel W. We schlepped everything down, piled aboard, and sailed out of the cove. We beached ashore in Arky South. There were lots of boats out today.
The air and water temps are getting just right. Whew, HOT!
We floated for quite awhile. Long enough to watch the boats come in to tie up for the raft-up.
We made it back to the marina before sunset, and then home in time to fall asleep on the couch after dinner.
A good time was had by all!
We had a great day. Got up early to watch the sun rise over the Ohio River. Coffee on the riverwalk. A stroll through town. Finding a barbershop on a side street. Lunch for 20 or so at Jack’s.
After lunch we all went our own ways… and Monte, Susanne and I took a drive through southeastern Indiana for a couple hours to drive by things not seen for many years: old towns, homes grown up in, schools attended many years ago, neighbors’ homes, store fronts, side roads, covered bridges, state parks. Old stories retold.
Then we met at the community pool for dinner. 40 or so people sharing a family connection. Gary & Judy and Josh & Mary were fabulous hosts. Josh makes the best pulled pork. All the kids, big and small ended up in the pool for the better part of the evening.
We were treated to an awesome aerial diving exhibition (..competition?…) by Monte and Dan. This is one shot of many. Gotta love the height, form, synchronization and all out gusto of this one.
Afterwards we all crammed into Suite #2 for margaritas, and more fun into the wee hours.
Happy birthday Egan!