Out for a hike
Randy bought a new hydration backpack for our trip to Gettysburg and it works great! Now T wants us to get him one. I thought about getting one for myself, but I can't carry that much weight, so it's easier to just use Randy's. He'll carry an extra couple bottles of water to refill the pack, plus all our food. I have a small floral backpack that I put my snacks and cellphone in, plus all the meds I can't live without. The only thing I didn't have yesterday was a sting stick. The bugs were awful! We fixed that as soon as we got back in town and now the stick is in my backpack for our next trip.
There were lots of blackberry and red raspberry bushes growing along the trail, so T began filling his hands. By the time we got home, his fingers and tongue were all stained purple. The smile on his face was priceless! Nothing like the taste of fresh berries.
There were a few grass snakes slithering around. Not my favorite of creatures, but T loves to play with them. They're non-venomous, so he picked them up and held them for a few photos. When they went by me on the ground, I'm jumping on a rock, but as soon as I'm behind the camera, I'm right on top of them. I think I've talked about that before. For me, when I'm behind the camera, what I'm seeing isn't as real. I think a lot of photographers can understand that.
We did a six-mile round trip. It was rough on me the last two miles, but I did it. When I got home, I did go to bed with the heating pad and watched the Olympics. The women's gymnastics was great! The floor exercise has always been my favorite to watch and beam my favorite to photograph. That will be on tonight with bars. The USA got robbed on bars, I think. Yeah, I had to peek and get the results already. It'll be shown tonight.