Friday, June 29, 2018

My New Neighborhood

Well, it's only taken me a full month to write another blog since my last one!  Of course, there's so much to say since it's been so long.  But I'm not a big fan of long blog posts, so I'll keep this one short. And then, I fully intend to get back into the swing of writing more consistently. But here's just a quick dipping of my toes into the blog writing habit. (Please bear with me, as I rediscover my writing voice.  She's been so quiet and feels a little unsure currently.)

We are LOVING every day here in Roxborough Park.  We see deer in our neighborhood, and even OUR YARD often.  Thankfully, I have NOT seen a snake yet, although Fermin did look out our kitchen window one morning and saw a huge one on our deck.  I've seen wild turkeys- actually, a mom and her 3 babies following her around.  And yesterday, we saw A BEAR across the street from our house as we were driving home.  We're definitely not in Dallas anymore!

Although the last couple of days have gotten hot- upper 90s!- the mornings and evenings are always cool. And dry heat is much more tolerable than the humidity that we've dealt with our whole lives.

Running errands- and having just moved, errand running seems to be on the almost daily agenda- always takes a long time.  Anywhere I ever need to go seems to be about 30 minutes (or more) away.  Even the one grocery store near us (just one) is about a 15 minute drive from the house.  Beyond that grocery store, a couple of restaurants and a gas station, there isn't much else close to our neighborhood besides state parks.  Which is why it's so beautiful, and why we have so much wildlife.  But it seems I'm always having to run to Home Depot, or Target, or Bed Bath and Beyond for something.  Those things that used to be quick errands in Dallas, now end up taken me a couple of hours.

The speed limit in Roxborough Park is 30 MPH.  And it sorta represents the overall speed around here. And I love really this pace.  It's much more my speed.

Of course, I'm walking the Ricardo's many miles each day- We have some trails within the neighborhood that are beautiful, and since they're within the confines of our neighborhood, they're not crowded at all.  Here are just a few pictures I took this morning on a hike with Lucy.
aptly named trail!
i LOVE the red rocks
butterflies are in abundance!

(This last one is a test to see if I uploaded the video correctly.  Hmmm.)

As my dad is famous for saying, "Every day's a good day..."
Yep. Pretty much!

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