This weekend I am in Akron, Ohio helping my sister to celebrate her birthday. Normally, I stay out of these parts until springtime! When I landed in Akron, yesterday, it was a brisk 19 degrees. This morning, 12 degrees with wind chill of -6. Totally unheard of in Charlotte – thankfully!
I debated about going down to the Towpath, a walking path that goes from Akron to Cleveland. I kept looking at the weather and thinking that I didn’t want to be bothered. However, soon, I bundled up, headed out, and had a pleasurable hour walking around, taking photos, and enjoying the silence. There was no one around save for me. Near the end of my jaunt, I did run into a guy who was walking as well. I told him: I bet you thought you’d be alone this morning. He said: Yep! I have been for the last two days. You’re the only person that I’ve seen down here since Tuesday.
I guess that I’ve not lost so much of my cold hardiness! At any rate, it’s probably because it is such a different thing for me and I wanted to be out in it. Were I still living here, I probably wouldn’t have been out, but I’m just passing through. I’ll return to the warmer embrace of Charlotte, NC on Sunday!