About mid day today I decided to have a nice walk someplace so off the couch went my ass to the park! Here are several 35mm photos from the short walk. Some thoughts – my heart is compromised so walks can be short yet there are some nice inclines along the way. I have to stop here and there for several seconds to allow my bum muscles to stop hurting.
Also, it’s amazing to me that roughly fifty percent of the folks I say either Hi, Hello or Howdy to basically ignore me. Howdy comes down from decades of my mother saying Howdy Dooo to me and others. With her beautiful smile and soul. Yeah, it stuck.
I do like the signage along the way asking trail blazers to be hush and respect the homes to the east side of this portion of the trail, if I had that investment there I would also seriously appreciate the respect.
Poop. Clark County Parks and Recreation post signs asking pet owners to pack out their trash yet as I walk the path, I could have counted two dozen piles of shit along the path. Shitty dog owners. Gladly there are signs with phone number for the Clark County Animal Control division. You shitty dog owners know who you are.
Slowly walking along gives me time to really appreciate the fact that these diagonal mountains were once at the bottom of an ancient sea about two hundred million years ago. Then the North American plate and the Pacific plate had a major incursion resulting these millions of years later the beauty of the Mojave Desert.
I find this very unfortunate but in my humble opinion, people on the west coast just aren’t as friendly as we northern folk. As mentioned before, I like to say hi to others. Too many times the cold shoulder does the talking. My ex wife being from California and living with me in Michigan nine years once noted how friendly we Michiganders are. Thank you.
To me there’s a very palpable difference in people here. Anyway, the forecast for the valley looks pretty good for the next several days so tomorrow I hope to head back there and walk north instead… Mid fifties temperatures and plentiful sunshine make for wonderful walking conditions.