Christmas in Wyoming?
Sunday, December 07, 2008
I have traveled another 60 miles since my last blog update, which puts me about 95 miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming on my Virtual Walk. At 6 miles a day, that's another 16 days' walk, which should get me there by December 23. With several parties to go to, I may not make 6 miles a day, but I should be there by Christmas.
Yesterday I felt like I was coming down with something, so I did not walk at all. It must not have been anything serious, because I am all better today. Earlier in the week, I had to deviate from my usual walk because the Ellipse was closed in preparation for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, so it has been a bit of a challenge keeping up my routine . That day I walked around the National Monument instead, which took me a little farther away from my office. I ended up carrying my coat and scarf because it was unexpectedly warm. I have not yet decided when I will move indoors and start using the gym again.
Watching the progress of the tree was interesting, from the decoration of the National Tree (lights, balls and all), to the decoration of the 50 State Trees, to the temporary walkways for the crowds, the stage, the chairs, the speakers, the tents, everything. It started about the 1st of November, and took about a month. Now the stage, tents, chairs, and speakers are all gone, but the trees are all there. It's beautiful. If I think of it, I'll take a picture of it, and post it on my Sparkpage. I go out during the day though, so you may not be able to see the lights very well. Take my word for it: there are so many of them that it took several days to put them up just on one tree!