Hello Ladies and Gents--it's time for a dark post. No, no--I'm still full of holiday cheer--I just am gearing up for our winter solstice. Here's the view from my work, taunting me with the dark.
It is dark EARLY now--I generally leave work around 5, and by the time I reach my doorstep, it is quite dark. This doesn't stop us from enjoying the great outdoors...as long as you have the proper equipment, all is good.
Proper equipment being: flashlights!
My friend is on a personal quest this year to complete 60 hikes by the end of the year. I've been a pretty steady hiking partner, who is always up for hikes in the rain, in the 100+ degree heat, dodging snakes...and our latest one, 12 miles after work.
We saved a paved hiking path for our midnight hike. It was about 25 miles south of Atlanta, in Peachtree City. Peachtree City, GA, is unique in that it has 90+ miles of golf cart paths going all around the city. It was a planned city in the 1950's (I think) and almost all residents have golf carts that they drive from place to place instead of hopping in their cars. Sounds like a winner to me! Here we are, getting ready to hike.
This is me:
This is my buddy:
And we're off! Now, during the day, I'm sure all ages of people enjoy driving their golf carts to and fro and we did see a couple of nice cars that would honk lightly and slow down while they passed us. But the majority of people in these demon golf carts were probably 14-18 years old, and they were FLYING at mach golf cart speed, trying to hit poor, silly pedestrians. Of course, it was 8-midnight on a friday night. We managed to get away unharmed, finishing our 12th mile at 12:30 am. Yeah, us!!