It took longer than I would have preferred, but the second S24O is now bagged. My patience was rewarded with perfect conditions (leaving work early on a Friday, clear skies, low wind, cool temperatures, and so on). This time the short campout was solo. I didn’t have the social advantages of the previous outing, but was able to spend more time admiring the small amount of fall color we have in north central Texas.
The camping spot was very near the last one, but better protected from the notably cooler northwest wind. In addition, the panniers that I was not able to use on the last trip arrived just in time for this outing.
When we live our lives trying to get more done, optimizing efficiency, being more productive, and improving profitability, these are the things we miss.
When we carve out a few hours of solitude outdoors, we can soak up some of God’s greatest blessings.