A walking experience.
May 9, 2011
|This morning after Tony left for work I did a load of laundry ……. B-o-r-i-n-g!!
I grabbed a quick breakfast had my second wonderful cup of morning coffee and then went for a walk.
It was a little chilly at the start of the day and very windy, not ideal weather … I would learn a little later.
So off I went on my walk. Typically in the mornings I walk along the road from the campground towards the 115. It is a narrow, tarred road with twists and turns and many blind rises (no shoulder or sidewalks), that goes to the rock quarry. Most drivers zoom down this narrow road way too fast too, with disregard to the 30 mph speed limit! Along this road, besides our RV Resort, there are also some gorgeous homes hidden down long driveways, most tucked away into the mountain.
Because the homes are pretty remote, most people have big dogs guarding their properties. I have wanted to take a stick (or mace) along with me on my walks, just in case I have a “run in” with any of these dogs, while out walking on my own. I have already had a little yapper run up to my heels and I had to soft talk the little pooch. I also heard later that he had bitten someone else on the heels. Sheesh!
Anyhow back to today. I wanted to walk 2-3 miles, which is a little further than normal. Of course I also did not know that there would be big dogs further down the road. They don’t get to see too many pedestrians …. Only vehicles go by their residence. So they came charging down their driveway. Well I was terrified. I still did not have a “weapon” with me and nor do I have a walking partner, and worst is that not too many vehicles go by, other than big butt rock trucks.
Well there and then I decided I was not going to tempt fate and walk further on and then come back in a few minutes tantalizing this two big brutes. So I turned on my heels and speed walked for about 5 minutes toward home, making it only a 2 mile walk. No furry, four legged beings followed me, thank heavens!
Now I was walking into the wind and it was blowing pretty hard at about 25 miles per hour (good workout, especially for a flat Florida girl). Not only was I walking up hill but the wind was howling in my ears and only when the rock truck swished by me, almost blowing me off my feet, I realized when the wind is blowing that hard into one’s ears – you cannot hear the traffic coming over the hill, from behind you. Wow – close call!!! Lesson learned.
Back home I got Tony’s lunch ready and got myself cleaned up and ready for work at 1pm.
We had a fun afternoon at work, it wasn’t too busy on the phones, only a few people checked in (walk-in’s), so we were able to unpack more items for the store, price them and display them on the shelves. We are gearing up for the season – which, although it only begins on Memorial weekend, we are actually busy, busy from the end of this week.
This evening we watched Dancing with the Stars and ate the leftovers from the braai last night. Just a relaxing evening …. The way we like it!!