I've been working more recently and don't have as much time, but
still enjoy occasional excursions. Hit me up if you'd be interested
in a low-key, city-based expedition.
Or, if you find the following puzzle fun to think about. (Bonus
points if you solve it, but not necessary.)
Four friends, two gentlemen and two ladies, find themselves in
their gazebo during a rainstorm, but only one of them has brought a
parasol. They need to get back to the manor house, but only a
maximum of two people can fit under the parasol at once, and they
don't want to get their dress clothes wetter than necessary.
The men, wearing closed-toe shoes, can cross the lawn (mostly mud,
at this point) in 2 and 3 minutes, respectively, if walking alone.
The first woman, wearing short heels, takes 6 minutes; and the
second woman, wearing stilettos, needs 10. However, if two people
are sharing the parasol, the quicker one will of course courteously
adopt the slower one's pace for the duration of the journey.
Obviously, they will have to cross the lawn in pairs, with someone
returning each time to bring the parasol back to those still
stranded, until all four have gained the safety of the main house.
Since the four companions enjoy a good riddle as much as the next
member of the high society, they take the time to determine the
most efficient way (in terms of total time required) for them to
get back home. What strategy do they employ, and how long does it