Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's Been Quiet Here

I've not published in the past week simply because there has been nothing to share.

The weather continues to be hot in San Angelo, topping out at 100 or so nearly every day. We've now had almost 30 days of 100-plus temps for the summer, and we're not done yet. We've had no rain for about a month and a half as well, so everything is very dry. There have been two wildfires south of San Angelo in the past week. We could use some rain. A front moved through the area yesterday. Our self-pronounced "weather authority" predicted rain for this week, but we not received any yet, and I don't think we will. At least the temperatures have cooled off for a day or two, though. I'm sure they will return to 100 or so in the next few days.

Donna and I have been to the movies twice in the past week. First, we saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with Tom Cruise. It offers the normal excitement of other entries in the Mission Impossible series, so if you are a fan, you'll probably enjoy this one. Personally, I tire of watching improbable and impossible stunts, all choreographed beyond any possibility of reality. And because of that, I enjoyed the second movie we attended, The Gift, with Jason Bateman. Normally, Bateman is cast in comedies, but he really did a good job in this psychological thriller. The movie carries the viewer along a series of twists to the unexpected ending, and the supporting actors also did a wonderful job.

And we continue to walk. Since it is so warm now, we try to get out early, around 6:30 or so. Most of our walks are in the 4 mile range, often along the O. C. Fisher Dam but sometimes in San Angelo State Park and even in our neighborhood. On our 4.5 mile walk yesterday morning, we saw about 8 deer. It is always a pleasure to view wildlife. A few mornings ago, two wild pigs crossed over the dam in front of us.

Classes resume in most Texas schools next week, and that is when we like to travel. Once the young 'uns get back in the classroom, the parks empty out and travel becomes more enjoyable for us. I'll be posting some new trip reports soon.

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to fall, my favorite time of the year.

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