Mobile Office  

Packed up my mobile office and some lunch and set out for downtown. Falls Park is a great place to go and enjoy the outdoors while I'm working! (they have wifi there!)

This was the view from my "office"!

On Saturday, I stopped at the Library to pick up a book and headed back down to the park to read and relax. Weekends are definitely MUCH busier in the park! It was nice and relaxing. A guy near me was playing hammered dulcimer. What more could I ask for on a lazy Saturday? Relaxing under the shade by a waterfall with some live, soothing music? (Same park, but a different angle.)

These two boys were having fun playing at the edge of the water. (Don't worry. They were supervised by someone just outside my shot.)


Texting and driving? Or drunk driving?  

According to this Fox News story, a 16 year old girl was killed moments after sending a text message. Her mother "said she hopes the accident will make other people think before texting and driving." 

While I do think texting and driving is dangerous, the article also stated that she was drunk (not to mention underage!) and speeding. I would have to believe that was more of an impairment to her driving than the texting.


Geocaching & Xtracycling  

For quite some time now I have been wanting a GPS to take up geocaching (basically an electronic worldwide treasure hunt) I finally got my GPS on Monday! (Note- Some may see this as a frivolous purchase since I am carfree, as in, "Couldn't that money be spent better elsewhere or put towards a car?" Well, yes, but God provided a gift certificate to a sporting goods store, so I was able to purchase this and several other things for about $8 total!)

Anyway, this morning I put the bike mount on my bike, clipped on the GPS and headed out. I hunted several downtown and in the parks nearby. I also hit the Saturday Market and had lunch at Falls Park. Unfortunately, I only found 2 of the caches, but I was really close to several. I didn't take a list of hints with me that would have helped. Guess I'll do that next time! In all, I biked/walked 19.7 miles today! (Thanks to my GPS, I can now track my miles & speed!)

Had several inquiries about my Xtracycle today. One guy has even been considering buying one and previously ran into the other guy here in town that owns one. Oh, and one guy that saw me riding at Furman a couple weeks ago!


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