Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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forever young



I arrived at the Trinity Trail Brockdale Trailhead in Lucas at 7.30 a.m. I like to stop there in the early morning, because sometimes in Autumn I see little birds there.Today a small band of bluebirds were on the little trees in the large horse-lot trailhead.

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I picked up my young friend at 8 a.m. We had a doughnut at one of the many local doughnut shops, and then drove through Wylie. We stopped near Lake Lavon. The drought remains on.

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We then walked in Breckinridge Park in Richardson. We saw a lot of mallards.

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We decided to drive out to Grand Prairie, between Dallas and Fort Worth.The huge indie mega-record-store "Forever Young" is there. My friend got two metal CDs, but I did not find any CDs I needed. This store is in a huge oblong building with CDs, LPs and cassettes as far as the eye can see.

We looked up a "sit-down" Chinese place. We went to ABC Seafood Cafe, which turned out to be a modest but spacious Chinese dim sum place in a Vietnamese neighborhood. We enjoyed the dim sum; most of the offerings were steamed rather than fried. I liked best the steamed shrimp dumplings.

We drove into downtown Grand Prairie in search of a coffee shop. The one we had chosen, though, turned out to be more of a cafe. We walked in the little downtown. The downtown theater featured a live play of The Wizard of Oz. We went instead to the Municipal Library. There I read things on my cell phone while my friend ripped two CDs using Asunder on my laptop. The library was really quiet and had great wi-fi. I love suburban libraries when, as is often the case, they work as well as that one.

I drove my friend home, and then headed back to Brockdale Park. I saw lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, Carolina chickadees, and Tufted Titmice.

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I called my wife, who was with a nice woman from her work at Torchy's Tacos, a great taco place in our town.They were going shopping. So I drove home, put the leash on Beatrice, and took a walk. The weather was in the 60s Fahrenheit, just lovely. We saw one of our lovely Northern Mockingbirds.

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Beatrice loved her walk. She half-ran much of it in sheer exuberance. That's not bad for a dog who is a little under 15 years of age.

Today was a fine day.
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