The neighborhoods were surprisingly free of lights. There were some here and there, but not to the degree that I expect rich people to turn out. Rich people are generally disappointing, though.
Because it was Christmas, I decided to finally follow the access road where the Big Gulch trail head is all the way to the end, where the water treatment plant is, figuring nobody would be around to care. The gate is pretty far from the building, though, so in the dark I could just see a fence and some lighting. Oh well. I'm sad to report that my lower back and left knee started hurting when I began the climb back up, so that was slow and miserable.
3.5 miles in 1:20, 8,320 steps, 339ft gain
The drive home, while less dramatic, was still pretty neat. I especially liked how the fog got so thick as I approached our neighborhood.
Because I wasn't planning to walk today, I walked yesterday, too. Really early. Langus Riverfront Park is perfect in the dark, though, and for the most part, I didn't see anyone.
There were some people in a boat with flashlights, but we managed to stay pretty far away from each other the entire time I could see them. I didn't see anyone else until right after I took this.
After that, I saw tons of people rowing with a coach. Guess Saturday's the big day for that, which makes sense.
6.8 miles in 2:09, 14,433 steps
While I was out yesterday, Garrett did all the prep for today's meal. Then we visited his grandma, then had dinner with Bev and Dennis. Pretty great weekend!