June 30- July 9th 2017
Well...things have been pretty mellow for me, as I have not been off vacationing for what seems like awhile. (My friends would say otherwise...) I was asked at work what I did over the holiday weekend and my reply was "nothing"...but that really wasn't true.
Friday night was our monthly BUNCO night. I got bunco twice!!! Here I am with the bunco mascot. I started out the game with a running of looses...I had a pretty good chance to win...the most loss's. unfortunately I evened out later in the evening. No winner here!
I tried a NEW phenomenon....Cotton candy flavored grapes. YUMMMY!!!!
Sunday we found our basement flooded...AGAIN!!! The pump was replaced (under warranty) and the water left us....Yeah!!! Sun came out too!!! Yard was ready for the uneventful Holiday. I spent most of Sunday and all of the Fourth lounging in the pool. I worked Monday....Not that it was terrible. Things were pretty slow all day and the office was a ghost town. Amiee (my co-worker) and I had lunch out at Stella's. Before I knew it, the day was done.
Independence day was...simply put, NICE. I really did absolutely nothing but lounge in the pool. The kids came and went...I invited the kids for BBQ....but I guess they had better offers. Mark and I making hot dogs on the electric skillet. SOOOO un -fourth like. Our neighborhood was all about the fourth. Those bangs and bombs had Riley a mess! I don't think I have ever seen him so scared. He was under the bed, tried to get on laps, crawled up the side table...and "they" say Huskies are one of the most dangerous dogs....he's a chicken.
Wednesday I returned to my 1/2 lunchtime hike. My friend Mary linked me to a website called cnyhiking.com which has a ton of local trails to help me get a better idea of what is out there. This way I can mix things up.
On this day I decided to go to Bear Trap Creek. It was a nice paved trail that runs from North Syracuse to Mattydale NY crossing over the NY State Thruway and along Route 81.
It was a tad bit noisy...and there is absolutely NO shade (with the noonday sun beating down it felt like 100 degrees), but it was a pretty walk and I got in over a mile in my 1/2 hour hike. (I turned my walk app on successfully this time.) view over the NY state Thruway.
Lots of pretty wildflowers along the way....I did look for a bear... but I didn't see any. Grateful there were no traps for some too.
There is a small creek that runs along the trail as well.
Thursday I was in my office all day. I did plan a hike in the afternoon, I really did but my afternoon appointment was canceled, so I simply stayed in the office.
Friday had me busy in the office again. No walks....no gym...no nothin. I did do some swimming.
I met up with the girls at the Blue Spruce Lounge for dinner. We all had some form of pasta and chicken. I don't think any of us were to happy with our meals. Next time dinner elsewhere...but the BAND was awesome.