It was overcast and just a bit rainy this morning, so I settled in and got a little work done. They are in a drought here in the Finger Lakes, so they'll take any rain they can get. Unfortunately, today's showers were pretty light and didn't last long.
It was also my Dad's 94th birthday. I talked to him last night, and he had just taken his scooter to the nearest farmer's market to get a salad. Sounds like he is trying to get some weight off to help his breathing. Good for him, and I hope he sticks to his goal.
By noon,, the temperatures were rising quickly and the sun came out. I turned the inverter off to let the solar panels charge the batteries. I took the laptop outside for a bit, but quickly changed to just reading my Kindle in my lounger.
Four travel trailers and a Class C motorhome came in today, but they all parked on the opposite side of the Sugar Hill camping area. Everyone on my side was gone, so I had unobstructed views of the field and woods.
I just enjoyed the peacefulness all afternoon.
As the afternoon temps started to cool a little, I ran the trail loop a couple of times. And then I pulled out the exercise bands that have been mocking me from the back of a cabinet for the last several years, and did some resistance work. My upper body and core haven't been getting the work outs they need, and I can feel the weakness. Plus I'm not getting the distance on my golf tee shots I should. :)
So, I did a some push-ups and sit-ups (not many, but surprisingly more than I thought I could do), and worked with the bands for a half hour or so.
With the cloudy start to the morning, I wasn't sure if our batteries would get fully charged today, but was happy to see that they did.
After a shower, I had a big bowl of oatmeal with raisins and walnuts for dinner - part of my preparation for a long hike tomorrow. I called Linda, and then walked up the fire tower for another sunset. This is a northeast view out to Seneca Lake.
While I was up there, a couple came in on a motorcycle and walked up to join me. The guy said his great-grandfather used to live in an old cabin here and used to be the fire watchman. We had a nice conversation.
Tonight there were some clouds, so the colors were better than the other night.
From a different angle, the sun framed itself just before disappearing.
After walking back to the rig, I started a fire and read my Kindle for an hour or so. Then I went inside and got ready for tomorrow.
I'm planning to hike to Watkins Glen .... and back. Depending on how I feel, I may hike down and hitch or Uber back. :)
I got my food and water ready to go and added a first aid kit and a couple other "just in case" items to my little backpack, and then called it a night.
Another great day at the Sugar Hill Recreation area. :)