Bloggers have been posting their beautiful snow pictures, but all I can do is take a picture of the rain. (Click on picture to enlarge it). This was taken through the glass door as there is no way I would go out on the damp chilly porch.
I doubt I'll be buying a lot more avocados in the future. I think the taste is just so-so, but my main problem with them is that they are messy. I look at a sandwich as an easy-to-fix, easy-to-eat quick meal. If I want something more elaborate I'd rather get it in a restaurant, (and I rarely go to restaurants). I made an egg sandwich for lunch and added half an avocado, sliced, and it was pretty good although the avocado kept trying to squeeze out.
I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I bought a pair of Fila Lightweight running shoes at Costco for $20. So far I really like them but I don't think they would feel nearly as good if I hadn't put the Superfeet insoles in them.
I also ordered a pair of trail walkers from LLBean last week and should be getting them on Monday or Tuesday. I had thought I'd buy a new pair of hiking boots, but I think I'll try the lighter weight trail runners which should be good for any hiking I'll be doing. It might make a difference if I planned to do any long (or even medium) distance backpacking, but I think realistically that those days are over for me.
I'll continue to set up my big tent and just deal with the bad zippers when I plan to stay in place for multiple days, but I need a new smaller tent for when I'm planning on one night stops. I sure wish there was a way to set up my old backpacking tent (photos shown in last summer's blogs) that would stretch out the saggy walls. I love that tent and will never find one I like better.
I finally got through all the Rick Steves DVD of travel in England and Wales. It was pretty interesting, and what I like very much about most of Europe is that they don't just bulldoze old buildings every few decades, but they continue to use them for centuries. I'm sure that's a testament to how well they were constructed to begin with, but also the modernization that has been done without sacrificing the original style.
I hope I can find some more DVD's of interest in the non-fiction section, but there won't be many. I just don't care for movies so I don't even look in the fiction section.
As cold as I am I just sat here and ate half a pint of Hagen Dazs vanilla ice cream with lots of dark chocolate covered almonds in it. I can't believe how many calories it must have been!