Well, Seth's funeral is today at 2 EST. Couldn't sleep last night, so I got up early and went for a ride.
Was up the top of the first peak by 7:30. Hung out up there thinking about Seth and my friends, and then bombed downhill. I really feel a lot better now.
Only downside was, on the way down, I heard a snake fire off. Slammed my brakes so I could see where he was, since there was a guy coming up the hill with a dog I could see, and my buddy was coming downhill behind me. Saw this bastage perched on a ledge about chest height and he was PISSED. He settled down a bit by the time I got my camera out, but man I haven't seen one that mad before.
After about 2 minutes, dude walks up with the dog and the snake calmly slithered off like nothing happened.
I am just glad I didn't panic, because the trail was about 2 feet wide, with a several hundred foot cliff on one side, and this dude on the other. lol
Then, pulling into my drive at the house, I see this guy running under the fence by my garage into the preserve.
The desert is waking up for spring. That's for sure.
Ryan, I'm not sure if you're a religious person or not but in a similar situation, reading the 23rd Psalm and Thessalonians 4:13-18 helped me.
Is that the rattle on the far right?
Yeah... big 'un!
Maybe 9 buttons?
TTT: Good stuff man.
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
I should have clarified earlier... I am a spiritual person, just not religious in the church sense. I do believe in God and I have a relationship with him... if I had to label myself I would call myself a Christian, although I don't really think I am a traditional Christian.
Even so, the above passage is very comforting. :beer
Yeah... it's been getting better throughout the week. Talk to some of the guys that still live around there a few minutes ago. They said it was a real nice service.