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COVID Diaries: Day 117

I was supposed to go hiking today, but my friend was sick (not COVID), so Shelley and I decided to take a long walk to happy hour instead.  It was sunny and warm, and I wasn’t motivated to clean the house anyway.

The cocktail special was called a Georgia Ice Pick, with peach vodka, peach Schnapps, and iced tea.  I rarely drink hard liquor but it sounded so good.  And it was!  I might have to try this at home sometime; it would probably be very good with vodka, raspberry liquor, and iced tea.  That way I wouldn’t even need to purchase any ingredients!

The long walk also meant that I have over 21,000 steps today too!  I hope your work week starts off well tomorrow!

 

Circus Trip 2018: Reset

After leaving Michigan last Wednesday, I decided to make my way west along Interstate 70, to see some sites in states further south than the ones I saw on my way out.  I made my down through Indiana and Illinois, visited St. Louis for a day, and continued west through Missouri and Kansas.

The last couple of days have been cold and rainy, so I drove some pretty long distances. I am more interested in seeing more of Colorado and Utah than I was in hanging around in Missouri and Kansas.

This afternoon I hit Colorado, and the skies cleared up and the temperature warmed up to 70 degrees!  I was able to stop for a hike at Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, Colorado.  There are hoodoos and other formations made from the slowly eroding clay soil.  The oxidized iron in the soil causes amazing colors in the clay!

It has been awhile since I had some hiking time on this trip, and the hike and the sun did some good for my soul!