Sorry about this post. It is a non woodworking related topic. Please remove it if I am breaking any rules.
I have to say that I’m not one for getting out and about. I do get away on a hike from time to time, but not as often as I should I suppose. I make it a point to get into the garage shop as often as possible. If I wasn’t able to I would never advance my skills, and would just be a cabinet maker building boxes. There isn’t much pleasure in that, unless it’s the very rare job that takes some enginuity, and is thought provoking. Otherwise it’s all just a little basic and keeps me from exploring my talent. So the garage is nearly a heaven for me, so long as I am doing my own thing, and not something for someone else like commission work. I like to explore woodworking, and learn by doing so. Most of the things I make are kept in a cabinet in my entry way, and really are just artifacts of my education. It’s an adventure and one I hope to do for a very long time.
But from time to time you need to step away from it. Woodworking is all I do. It’s my day job and my hobby. So getting out on a hike somewhat clears the mind, and actually allows your mind to breath. On this little hike I wasn’t expecting much. In fact I was expecting a desert atmosphere. The farther along we went the more enjoyable it became. We hiked on some limestone rocks. Went into a little cave that is said to be a hiding place that robbers used to frequent. We also came accross some critters. I saw a scorpion for the first time in the wild. A rattlesnake with a full belly, a crawdad, and some other creepy crawlies. We also saw some nice trees and plants I haven’t seen before. One of the rocks has some little caves that make it look like an elephant. There wasn’t a ton of people either, which is rare to find here in SoCal.
All in all it was a nice little afternoon adventure. Not to mention the excellent BBQed chicken I cooked up to follow. I figured I’d make a little slideshow to take you guys there. Enjoy.
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