Sunday, February 19, 2006

On Wednesday, we had beautiful weather, with temperatures in the 60s. P and I, and a couple of colleagues, attended a YA lit seminar at the convention center. (It was okay.) Afterwards, P and I walked to city hall to get the view from the observation deck: always awesome. (See also.) Then we popped into the LVA's bookshop just long enough to make our wait at the GRTC bus stop less than a minute. Once home, we walked, coatless, to Fountain Lake.

Yesterday morning we were lethargic, but I kinda wanted to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count: Great Backyard Bird Count , so we got it together to walk to the old farm pond by his apartments. Alas, the snow fall made birding rather difficult, and we identified only 6 species. This morning, we woke to bright sun and scooted to Reedy Park without checking the forecast. Imagine our finger-numbed surprise to learn that it was 19 degrees this morning! The cold made it a short trip, with only a dozen different species.

Also, we noted that that bit of riverside railroad is where Ringling Brothers leaves the sleeper cars to the circus train. A 9:00, as we departed, a bus sat waiting to take people to the Coliseum.

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