christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,
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Wind chillin'

Sometimes I get to my walking location and instantly regret not going somewhere else, but I almost never get back in the car and go somewhere else. Today's one of those times I should have. Snapchat said it was 47 degrees out, but with the rain and the wind, it felt more like 27. But I was determined to press on. And I'm glad, because I saw some interesting stuff, like all this heavy equipment on the railroad tracks. There was more than I could fit in one photo.

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Today's special. Or maybe yesterday's. I have no idea when they update the sign. So I'll just call them "today's."

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The moon has been shockingly bright all week and still is as it wanes.

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A lovely scene on the way back to the car.

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Today's awesome walk, 7.13 miles in 2:14, 15,044 steps
7.13 miles in 2:14, 15,044 steps

It's been a while since I've been so far North on this route. The extra distance is nice, but that street is so loud and busy that it's mentally draining to do it.



I don't post a lot of food here, but breakfast today was really lovely. Onion bagel with cream cheese, Mediterranean-style (sun-dried tomato and olive oil) tuna, and kalamata olives, plus a pickle spear and some tomatoes. So delicious that I barely noticed how disappointing Safeway bagels are.

Breakfast

My friend Kristen put in a big wholesale order of air plants and let me add my requests to it, so I went over to her house today to pick those up and have lunch. When I got there, she was across the street with another woman who had a dog, trying to get a lost young German shepherd to come to them. It wasn't working out, so I went over and grabbed it by its collar, which unfortunately had no tags. While Kristen borrowed a leash from another neighbor, I continued to hold him, then the other woman tied her dog to a tree and took over with the lost dog so we could go to lunch. She originally called the city non-emergency number to be connected to animal control and got voice mail, so she called the police, who I was surprised to learn were on their way. Hopefully the dog is chipped.

When we finally went up to Kristen's house, her kittens were waiting in the window.

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They're quite rambunctious, but we played with them enough to get them to sleep a while, and this one spent quite a bit of time just watching the room.

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And I spotted this delightful water pattern on my car as I left.

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