Yesterday evening K and I took a class at REI Coop (an outdoors store) on map and compass reading. Years ago I knew how to navigate by compass but over the years I've forgotten most of it. We hope to be able to go back to Colorado next year and thought we'd try some hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, hence our new found interest in maps and compasses.
Now if we get lost we can put our new skills to use....or use our iPhones to just call for help. (Just doesn't sound as rugged, does it?)
We have reservations to rent some kayaks this weekend and paddle around White Rock Lake. They've actually rigged a portion of the Trinity River to include some rapids for recreational use, but I think we're a long way from being able to do that. Baby steps first.
Tropical Storm Don is in the Gulf of Mexico and looks to eventually make landfall somewhere along the lower Texas coast. While I certainly don't want to see anyone get hurt by it, some rain would be welcome. We're bone dry here, some lakes so low you can't put a boat in, some further west totally dry. This heat and drought is working its way to the very top of the record books. I'm hoping the northern-most projected storm track, the one that comes closest to us, will be the correct one.
One day closer to the weekend. Yea!