It's amazing how time flies. I don't contemplate that kind of thing much, but lately it's been going faster than lightning. One minute I think I've got all day to get things done, and the next it's three days later. I sipped my morning coffee as I remembered all the crazy things I've done in my life. It's a miracle I survived. It's not that I have any great instincts, just pure dumb luck!!
Like the time my Yosemite National Park roommate and I headed down the hill, only to have her car break down. We both worked there for a couple of years. When two guys drove up in their nice little chevy, we jumped right in the back seat, hitching a ride back to the park. During our conversation, they mentioned they were on parole. Panic set in quicker than you can imagine. I told them we could take a shortcut walk to our lodge, much faster than the drive they would have to make to drop us off. They kept driving.
Just by pure dumb luck, a truck pulled out in front of them, forcing them to stop the car. We opened our doors and ran, making a quick escape through the trees. How stupid was that of us to get in a stranger's car? Thank goodness there were no automatic locking doors back then!! We certainly learned our lesson!
Not really, there were so many more incidents where I could have disappeared completely. I should write a book.
Anyway, back to the back yard ... that's a dog kennel at the far end, making this the perfect dog run when finished.