2017-02-24 - Langley Survey

~7.5 miles @ ~13.6 min/mi

"The Dawn Patrol needs a Mission — let's go see the house that burned down last week!" Drs K&K lead a meandering adventure through a couple of cut-throughs to Turkey Run Road, where the site of the conflagration is protected by DO NOT CROSS tape. On the way somebody is shooting baskets to a rebound-return machine in an annex behind a mansion. Another stately home features bright chalk art on the driveway. A thin crescent moon rises shortly before the sun. Temps are ridiculously warm for February.

"Why can't he bark like a big dog?" Kerry and Kristin compare notes on their puppies' vocalizations. Or, as Shakespeare described Theseus' hounds, "... Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, / Each under each. A cry more tuneable / Was never holla'd to, nor cheer'd with horn, ... " (Midsummer Night's Dream, IV.1).

And post-run, more adventure: drive off, then slow to let two cats cross the street, accelerate, and there's a thump. Something fell off the car roof — the phone forgotten there. Oops!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-03-25