6 May, 2018 Every single person was nice
Every single person I’ve met this week was nice. I flew twice at Heart of Virginia Aviation. I went shooting once at Colonial Shooting Academy. Evelyn and I had lunch at the Metro Diner, we had dinner at Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro – excellent food, terrific waitress. I have a friend with a disability; his recumbent bike has a flat tire and I took it to Endorphin Fitness for a repair. All the mechanics, the other employees, the customers – all nice. I did the PeasantMan Triathlon at Lake Anna this morning – every athlete, volunteer, race official spectator – all nice. I must have met a thousand people this week – or more – and they were all nice. It must be this pleasant Spring weather.
Speaking of pleasant Spring weather – a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) has appeared on my feeders and seems to be staying around. I’ll watch for a female; this is a male:
All of my plane pictures look similar, but this is from when I flew Thursday. My instructor (John Doyon) was nice, and so was every other pilot, employee, student, instructor, visitor and administrative person at that airport:
Evelyn has so many roses in bloom in our yard it’s difficult to decide which picture to use. Here’s one. There are at least five others equally or more beautiful:
Thursday I did the Sixth Annual Big Mike Biathlon. You can read about it there if you like – it’s a tradition I’ve kept up once each year in memory of my Dad. He died in late 2012. I ride my bike to the shooting range and spend a while shooting – just like my Dad did in the early 1950’s. Here is a picture of my bike at the range:
This year – you could never make this up – I found a restaurant ½ mile away that had a Big Mike’s BLT on the menu! Here’s the menu:
Prized item inside:
I can assure you Dad would be proud of his namesake sandwich:
The triathlon began this morning (my wave) at 9:08 AM – a civilized hour. Here’s the beach after the race:
This image is also from today. The dog is wearing a finisher’s medal:
Also – I got a picture of a Red-tail Wednesday, on a church, being harassed by a mockingbird. This always surprises me:
More next week – although I don’t imagine I’ll have a week this busy! See you in a week,
Kindness is a return. Congratulations
on the biathlon, great job ❤️
Thank you Jackie! I was fueled by your sister’s great cooking!
You de man! A “Big Mike” BLT?! What could be better?
A “Big Mike” BLT – I totally did not see that one coming. I can hardly wait to have another one! They’re not just for breakfast anymore!