2020-12-05 - Sourdough Encounter

~8.6 mi @ ~23.0 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/walk/Bethesda_mural_z_2020-12-05.jpg"Now this is unpleasant!" says Doc Bob. He claims to refer to Sligo Creek Parkway being open to traffic, not to the arrival of Peg and Roadkill. They start early and enjoy a mindful sunrise trek, counseling each other on nonattachment, empathy, and kindness – including toward one's self. A cute dog wears a Santa coat for warmth; tromp l'oiel murals tempt the viewer to step in.

"We're all brave until we realize the cockroach has wings", "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else", "Don't tread on my lady parts", and "I get enough exercise just pushing my luck", advise stickers on a parked car. Half Full and Danger Man arrive, and the gang of 5 sets out for further adventure. Surprise: Peg's dear college friend Sourdough appears! She leads us via a muddy cut-through to her neighborhood, and we work to lure her onto the slippery slope toward her first marathon. Snake gourds guard a front porch.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-01-06