Letter From the Heart
Ah… Memorial Day. Used to be a big thing. It still is as we remember our veteran (of which Dave is one), but the whole three-days off thing seems to lose its shine if one is self-employed. Every weekend COULD be a three-day off thing, but is almost never is. Days off when you’re not on a clock are when you take them and even then you always feel you should be “doing something.”
And so this past holiday Dave wanted me to get one “day off” and so we chose Sunday. That way we could work Saturday and then have Monday to “clean up” before starting the week on Tuesday. We decided to hike the Winner Creek Trail in Girdwood. It was wonderful hiking the trail this past February since the ReMax/Dynamic awards banquet was at the Alyeska Hotel. On that day we stayed out a bit too long as it began to get dark as we were still a mile from the hotel, and then had to get dressed and all that stuff.
This walk was more relaxing even though Dave said it was “ likie enjoying nature in fast forward.”
I think he meant we were walking a bit fast and he was enjoying his “dog walking” pace. The Hand Tram that crosses the creek was fun. I got my Crossfit workout for Sunday by pulling people across in that basket. It was a crystal-clear day and the creek was high. It’s crossed by a cable driven box pulled by folks on either side. When Dave and I got to the road on the other side we met a man with a curl of rope in a wheel barrel. He wasn’t all that happy. It turns out they were to change out the cable and they cut it …50 feet too short! Yikes! He told us there was a wire cable woven into the rope and so we felt better going back over after seeing the Duct Tape!!!!
On the way home we stopped at Forget-Me-Not Nursery to pick up some plants for the garden.