Unfortunately, very few of the dogs were on leashes. This made for a few interesting interactions between the dogs themselves, and for a couple of unpleasant encounters with humans as well. Some of the dog owners seem to think that everyone loves their little fur ball as much as they do. News flash--they don't. This is especially true when your dog probably weighs around 60 pounds and is running full speed toward an unsuspecting jogger who is just trying to get some exercise in peace and quiet. In case you could not tell by the words that came out of the woman's mouth when the dog was in striking distance--she did not love your dog.
Common courtesy--not always very common in today's society.
I decided to stay in the neighborhood for my morning walk on Memorial Day. (In the afternoon I decided to do another walk on the beach as well.) Once again, I stepped out of the house just after 8:00 A.M. It was already past 80 degrees with 72% humidity. By the time I finished my walk the weather app said it felt like 89 degrees. I walked 2.68 miles in 46 minutes. That leisurely pace was just about right for the weather conditions. While I enjoy walking on the beach and feeling the ocean breeze, staying in the neighborhood on pavement where much of it is shaded isn't too bad either. The view for part of the walk is also quite nice. I will definitely miss some things when we move from here.
It is a short work week for many people. However, these short weeks sometimes seem to take forever. Whatever you do, wherever you are, take some time to give thanks to God for the many blessings in life.