Retired from the University of Texas and too old to play soccer anymore. Now, in the twilight of his years, time is spent writing in this blog, hiking and exploring Texas Parks, photography, working out, gardening and tending to the five ponds he built .
Just as I had made plans to go walking at Pedernales Falls State Park today, the weather decided that it was not going to cooperate and the day turned into one of those wet, drizzly days when it is not sure that it really wants to rain but is wet enough to be uncomfortable out on the trail. I can’t complain about the temperature as it is a balmy 75 degrees, just right for walking. Not too hot and not too cold.
I spent some of the extra time reading emails and catching up with the latest news from around the World which of course, included all kinds of stuff about the upcoming election here in the US. Personally, I will be glad when next Tuesday arrives and even more glad when it is over. I have given up trying to understand the workings of some of my fellow Americans minds and have long ago decided that the news agencies have done everything they can to continue to stir up trouble for both candidates. I will not hide the fact that I am a Democrat and have already cast my vote for Hillary Clinton who, in my mind has by far the better credentials and experience than does Trump.
I have joked to my friends that if Trump does become the next President, it would be time for me to give up my American Citizenship and go back to England where they have their own troubles. Actually, it rains too much and is way too cold after living in Texas all of these years that I don’t think I would last very long over there and it is not a very viable alternative.
What I would really like is to buy 20 acres way out in the back of beyond and build a small cabin and live off the grid for as long as possible but at almost 81 years old, maybe that too is pie in the sky.
So I guess that if I keep a low profile for the next 4 years, maybe I will get by unnoticed. After all, I am an immigrant too albeit a white boy from the old country. Just kidding of course but it does raise the question of what Trump will bring to this country if he is elected.
Back to the weather, tomorrow is supposed to clear up and just be cloudy. Maybe I can get that walk in after all.