In the getaway department, although I never left the state, I can now say that TWO - count 'em - TWO blog friends came to visit!
Recall that Shadowrun300 was here just a couple of weeks ago with two of her sons, and today, I got to meet the World Famous Agg79 in the flesh!
He'd emailed me recently, saying he had a business trip out this way and could we meet up? Well, yeah!
Originally, we thought we'd just get together for lunch, but then he mentioned he might want to do a bit of hiking while here. After considering the options, the vote went to Red Rock Canyon open space, where I've hiked twice now with Shadowrun.
It covers quite a bit of area, isn't too touristy, and has a large parking lot to accommodate plenty of visitors and blog friends who are trying to organize a meetup.
Magnum and I arrived at the designated time, and I was glad we'd chosen that particular attraction as the parking lot was quite full. Other places we were considering have smaller parking areas, making that a concern considering it's the weekend and a nice weatherly day.
The next task was to find Agg. That turned out to be quiet easy as I soon spotted a rather tall man walking around in a shirt bearing the state flag of Texas!
Thunderclouds were rumbling a bit in the distance, but thankfully, they stayed off to our west, allowing us to enjoy the trails along with quite a few others out with kids and/or dogs. A few brave souls were geared up and climbing the rock faces, while a handful of mountain bikers were enjoying the day too.
I knew Agg and Mag would get along as they have much in common, like both being engineers and ex army guys. Well... and they both know me.
After our hike, we headed to a nearby local brewery for tasty sandwiches, craft beer, and more conversation. Soon enough, it was time to break off our visit. As we pulled out of the parking lot, I texted Meego to see that he was up and being productive.
"I'm doing great..."
Oops, I'd accidentally texted Agg instead of Meego - HA! - which Agg pretty much figured out.
Thanks for the fun, Agg! Until next time!