Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wed June 25, 2014 1:21pm

5.21 miles
89°/Feels Like: 99° 62% humidity
Today was going to be a shorter walk.  We didn't get started until late and because I am working tonight,  I needed to have time for a nap before work.
We decided to walk the 2.5+ miles to Starbuck's and then turn around and go home.
When we started out my first impression was it was really,  really hot.  I was so thankful when a little cloud cover have us a break from the sun.
We shared a cup of coffee and then left the air conditioning for the hot asphalt. 
Our "hot spot" lived up to its name today.  The cloud cover was there for a bit,  but there was also lots of sun.   I always bring plenty of water so that helps.  I also bring a mineral replacement drink (thanks  to the nice folks at White Blaze for the recipe) which is a nice treat along the way. I never thought I would look forward to a drink made with potassium, salt and sugar, but I do.
When we got home,  I had the nicest surprise.  My new hydration back came today.   I haven't had a chance to wear it yet,  but this pack is so well made -- it has so many features which are just plain thoughtful.  I'll share more about it after I've had a chance to put it to the test. But if this is the way Kelty makes everything,  I am definitely looking at them for my backpack!

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