I am back to how I like to be: socialize when i want and private time to recharge. I am an introvert by nature but am able to interact w/ people when i want to. Too much being around people deprives me of my freedom. I prefer going out to eat by myself in hopes of meeting different people. The laundromats draw travelers w/ their experiences. Having a shower available allows me not to intrude on anyone. Sure, its a men’s room and pretty public if you know what i mean.
Today no balloons waking me up. Stopped @ FS ranger station for growler. Then I was fit to put my public face on to bother the paid & volunteer staff about javelina skulls. I was given the voice mail of the biologist who may call me back. She didn’t last year.
@ BnB 3 guys were keeping up w/ customers renting mtn bikes and making coffee drinks. Too much activity to have continuous conversation. Besides, I was putting off my own mtn bike ride on the pavement. Today’s ride is from BnB then out to end of verde valley school road. I hoped to find the road that leads over to a road bridge over Oak creek. I left the pavement onto gravel road then missed the turn off. I rode all way down to red rock crossing that I called Pink feet from crossing the creek back in Jan in cold h2o making my feet pink. Rode back to shop. Today I pushed myself for some sprints. And worked on my controlled breathing. Another 60 min ride.
At 12:11 PM it was 84 degrees. Last night temp remained warm until about 9:30. Tonight I am out @ deer pass spot which sits up on a bluff b4 dropping down to Cottonwood. Location generates a slight breeze. I have the side door and driver’s window down and covered w/ mosquito netting. Next 2 days temps are in 80s, Sun temp drops back to reasonable lower 70s.
Dinner @ Wildflower bread co. Missed peak of sunset from viewpoint.
Sure glad there are other people out there doing the things that need to get done that allow me to enjoy all this free time.