Weather: Rumors of Rain
The photo above was taken a few days ago, when the sun was out and the roads were dry. Scarlet and I rode to work in the rain yesterday, and Frogwing and I left a half hour early this morning in order to miss the showers that are tracking this way on radar. I’ve never known Autumn to bring so much precipitation before. I suppose we are making up for our dry Summer.
Ramble Plan Two takes in much of my original route to work, which I adhered to through most of last Winter. But instead of staying on the main parkways, we spend some time exploring many of the little roads which lead to parkland along the riverbanks. The Twin Cities are really doing a good job of preserving public land along the Mississippi.
Scarlet and I stopped several times along the way. While she leaned casually on her sidestand, I enjoyed river views from several different perspectives. There were park benches situated high above the river on the bluffs, and picnic grounds right down by the water’s edge. It was a peaceful, contemplative journey, and for once I arrived home with a restful heart.
There were a couple of these little access roads which tempted me to play speed racer, but the sightlines weren’t there for successful apex-strafing. Cages constantly come and go along these roads, and most of the drivers are not focused on driving. The scenery is too distracting.
So we behaved ourselves, that afternoon. But I am thinking we may have to come back and visit very early some Sunday morning…
Yes, Ramble Plan Two is a keeper, for those days when work has been extra-stressful, and I don’t feel much like talking to other folks. I’ll just sit down by the riverside and let the current wash my cares away.
By the time I walk through my front door at home, I’ll be a Happy Daddy again.