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