Sunday afternoon I arrived home from yet another fiftieth birthday celebration, this time for my friend Laura Lane. Several high school friends converged on an oceanfront hotel in Virginia Beach, and my college roommate Iris also was in town for her daughter's volleyball game. There was lots of fun and frivolity, but not a lot of rest and sleep. There also didn't appear to be much behavior typically associated with fifty-year-olds. One of the two rooms we were in was visited by the hotel security guard, who issued a warning for noise.
(Please note, I was not in that particular room. I was as quiet as a church mouse. Well, a more accurate statement is at the time the warning was issued, I was dancing the night away downstairs in the hotel lounge. So, for the record, I was not in violation of any hotel policies.)
A n y w a y... this heron spent the better part of Sunday afternoon lollygagging on this pole across the creek from me.
At times he looked like a one-legged heron--especially from the angle below.
But eventually I caught him standing on both legs.
My own two legs are a little sore from Saturday night's dancing. I view it as cross training for some upcoming races, one of which is a 10K on Valentines Day at a local winery. (Click here for details.) I can't think of a better motivation to exercise than chocolate and wine.
And I can't think of a better cross-training exercise than dancing with lifelong friends in the middle of January in an oceanfront hotel in Virginia Beach.
Have a great week.