This morning I drove to a neighboring town to pick up my young friend. We rescheduled from Saturday, as he spent Saturday attending the Mayhem Festival, a day of metal at Fair Park with lots of big-name bands. I had wondered if my friend would feel up to getting together at 8 a.m. after being up all night at a concert. I had left him a text offering him the chance to back out. But he was up and at 'em at 8 a.m. I am glad he got a chance to go to the festval,because I was going to offer to take him for the afternoon part only (feeling, as I did, unequal 10 hours straight of metal). This way he got to see the whole festival with his family and friends.
We went to Market Street and breakfasted on oatmeals. We walked on the nature trail next to Market Street, which was shady. We drove down to Dallas to "the flagship", the original founding store of the Half-Priced Books chain. We each got used CDs. My two, costing a dollar each, were one of the King's College Choir singing Christmas hymns
and a Scandinavian chorus singing classical songs.
We went to Cabela's and wandered among fishing gear, gun safes and clothing. We ate a fine lunch at Cowboy Chicken, where I had a flame-roasted 1/4 chicken from which I removed the skin, along with mixed vegetables with pineapple and black-eyed peas. After lunch, we walked on the shore of Lake Lavon.
I dropped my friend off at his house, and went to Weight Watchers. On the way, I loved the Christmas in August feel of the King's College carols CD. Because I usually have lunch after my meeting, it was no surprise that my weight was up 1.4 pounds. I got a charm for attending several meetings in a row during the Summer. I am still 3 pounds north of the goal my doctor set for me some years ago.
I drove to Bob Woodruff Park in Plano and walked among eastern phoebe birds, turtles,
and riparian woods. Then I walked at Limestone Quarry Park in Frisco. I had a sandwich at Subway, and then headed home,where my wife and I changed the pillows on our bed.