Saturday, November 5, 2011
First weekend without sports
4:10 pm: So far, so good. It helps that the weather couldn't be more beautiful. Texas weather can be summed up thusly: summer's intense heat and winter's bone-chilling cold, bracketed by tornado and hurricane seasons. That leaves only a half-dozen weeks in October and part of November to enjoy, and this is one of those rare days you don't want to waste. I spent part of the time working in the yard, mowing the grass one last time (hopefully). I bought a 16 oz cup of beef stew for Jackson, who's nursing a bad cold, at Whole Foods, which has really hearty soups. Then I drove to Lake Arlington to scout out the possibility of spending Sunday kayaking with Natalie. I've heard you can rent kayaks there, but I couldn't find any evidence of that and the Lake Arlington office was closed. Must be only a weekday deal -- I'm glad I checked. It looks like we'll have to drive into Dallas and head to White Rock Lake, where they do rent kayaks and canoes. So that's the plan for now.