Then the phone rang. It was my long time friend, Nancy, wanting to go kayaking. Damn. . . when I'm enjoying my coffee in the morning, in the peace and quiet of my home, I suppose I am in such a mood that I could be talked into anything. Forget the lawn mowing, the laundry. . . etc., etc.
So off we went for a paddle down the Genesee River to the Erie Canal and then into Red Creek. Nancy had never been to Red Creek and she had heard me talk about what a nice paddle it was. Only trouble, we paddled WITH the flow of the current in the beginning and AGAINST the current on the way back. Whew! My shoulders were so tired at the end of what we estimate to be 8 or 9 miles round trip, I actually needed help getting out of my kayak at the end of the paddle. . . . I had lost all strength in my shoulders.
I take her to her house to drop off her kayak and her gear. Robert had dinner on the grill and invited me for dinner. . . dinner with wine, in my exhausted condition???? That was too good to pass up! So I enjoyed a nice cookout in their backyard, good conversation, good wine. . . what could be better than that?
Thanks, Nancy and Robert, for a wonderful day. Now I gotta figure out how to get the chores done today that went undone!