I took a long walk this morning, it was 3 am, chilly, breezy, and dry. Its very dry in Georgia, (much like my humor sometimes.) I left the house went down the street a block and left my neighborhood. I was a bit worried when there was no sidewalk, so I crossed the street to the one on the other side. I walked to MdDonald's. It was empty. I went to the door, opened it a crack and then something bit me...*ouch* SOMETHING BIT ME!!!... No, I decided right then to not go in there. I let the door go and kept walking.
There was no sidewalk to speak of, only a small shoulder, then a steep drop to what looked like a swamp. (Gainesville, FL flashback). I hobbled a bit on the edge of the ditch so I would not be too close to the traffic rushing to work, rushing to school, rushing their paper to the mall. Then after a minute, I decided I'm not going to live life with busted ankles, and took my chances on the tiny bike path. I was relieved when the shoulder widened into a nice walk-able sidewalk.
Then came the turn onto a very nice paved bike path, black pavement with yellow stripes down the middle. Guardrails on both sides, and a beautiful view of the stars above. After a while of walking down the comfortable path, I came to some white concrete. There was no light so I thought for a moment the path ended and I was about to fall down to the abyss. I grabbed the rail for a little security, then let go as I realized it was fine to walk on. Then came the black top again, and again, I thought there was nothing there. I tested the new pavement with no weight on my foot, Its safe, so I continued on.
I came to a four way intersection, On my left there was a beautiful mountain hike. On my right was the way home. I decided to come back when its light. I made my way back home. On the entrance to my neighborhood I saw a soccer ball sitting in someones yard. I wanted to be a little mischievous, so I kicked it into a yard across the street. Oh no what have I done. Oh well I hope he finds it.
I will write more about the mountain. Some day I hope to walk with my partner.