Monday, May 26, 2008

These Boots Were Made for Walking...

What a looong weekend.

Friday evening, I went hiking with a small group at Indigo Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was another late-night haunted hike... and I finally crawled into bed around 1:30 AM.

Saturday was another busy day. After keeping busy all morning, I went for a walk with Bill, Evelyn, Natasha and Robin in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. We started out in the Garfield Monument, viewing President Garfield's tomb, climbing the stone spiral staircase, and enjoying the view. Trust me, it's not a small cemetery. I do believe we walked a few miles and we didn't even see the entire graveyard. And somehow, we managed to avoid most easy inclines and stairs, choosing instead to walk up and down the steepest part of the many hills. By the end, my feet were sore and I was feeling dehydrated.

Evelyn, Bill and I stopped at Tommy's in Coventry for a healthy dinner and browsed a few shops. I haven't visited that area of Cleveland in years, but it was just as nice as I remembered it. Plenty of interesting people to look at... and a bit of eyecandy as well.

We returned to Bill's for a few strawberry mudslides, movies, and a very late-night game of Trivial Pursuit. I crashed around 3:00 AM.

Sunday was a late start. I mowed Bill's lawn while he did laundry (with a manual reel push mower, mind you) and collapsed on the couch downing water like crazy. It was quite warm outside, yet we still went for a bike ride at Cuyahoga Community College. I wasn't on my customary bicycle so between the blister from the mower and the seat hurting my rear, I only did one loop around campus. after pizza, I went home again, exhausted. I'm still a bit sore today!

I won't complain, though. It was a nice weekend to be outdoors. It seems that the weather is finally improving... hopefully for good.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Sorry I missed it all, would have loved to been with you all. I missed everyone! Huge Huggs!