A Lovely Run Around my Neighborhood and Wild Ladies on a Boat

Ladies in boat on the Wilmington river

Tonight’s run was 6.7 miles in my hood.  It seems like forever since I’ve run my neck of the woods.  Whatever the case, it was nice to run in this beautiful area that I live at.

I darted out my front door after coming back from my daily walk with Mr. Gypsy at the dairy farm.  I quickly found my way to Bonaventure Road and worked my way toward Victory where the Thunderbolt bridge awaited me.  I was so looking forward to running that bridge.  It’s never disappointing.  The Thunderbolt bridge is the only hill worth testing my mettle on in Savannah next to the awe-inspiring Talmadge Bridge that spans the Savannah river and takes you to South Carolina.  The Talmadge bridge is on my hit list but not yet.  Patience, young grasshopper.  I will take on that bridge in the next couple of weeks, just for giggles. 😉

After I crossed the Thunderbolt Bridge I ran through the nice, quiet neighborhood in Isle of Armstrong.  I really like that area.  It really feels like you’re on an island there – unlike Wilmington Island, where it’s difficult to imagine that you’re actually on an island.  Maybe, I feel that way on Wilmington Island because it feels so big and it doesn’t have a beach.  Then again, Isle of Armstrong doesn’t have a beach either but, it is small.  I don’t know.  I like Isle of Armstrong.  It’s a nice, quiet, pretty and peaceful area with lots of crabs everywhere.

as of late, I've been running a lot with this camelback 20 ounce water bottle. It's really nice. That's my house key.

On my way back over the Talmadge bridge I watched a boat follow the river up.  Before I could make out the lifeforms in the boat I heard them.  They were female, which is my favorite.  It was a bunch of older ladies in that boat and they began to hoop, holler and wave at me as I ran the bridge.  I waved back at them and snapped a quick picture.  I couldn’t tell that the ladies were  a little older than me until I got home and uploaded the pictures to my computer.  I chuckled as I thought, “Girls gone Wild”.  I might be onto something, eh?  How’s this sound, “Older Ladies Gone Wild!”  It could be a huge internet sensation. 😉  Ha!  Those ladies hollering at me was quite flattering.  It made me feel good.  It made me feel like I still got something. 😉  Gotta love life…

I found this boogie board or body board or, whatever it's called on highway 80 during my run tonight. I thought about taking it home but it was too bulky. So, I hid it so I could grab another time.

Wildlife inventory:

  • 22 seagulls
  • 8 pigeons
  • 5 mocking birds
  • 7 doves
  • 13 dogs
  • 3 cats
  • 1 giant blue crab
  • 1 unidentified insect
  • 1 squirrel
  • 1 boat full of older women hooping and hollering at me
  • 1 body board

the biggest blue crab i've ever seen!

After leaving the Thunderbolt bridge and the sexy older ladies gone wild behind me I headed toward the Wilmington River pier at the end of Mechanics drive.  As I ran there I passed up quite a few friendly people walking their dogs.  Did I mention that it was a pleasant evening for being outside?  Well, it was.

I ran to the end of the pier and as I turned around I watched as a lady pulled up a circular crab basket net from the Wilmington River.  As I ran past her I heard several of the people that were fishing there exclaim excitedly about this lady’s catch.  My curiosity got the best of me so I looked back and suddenly totally understood the excitement at this lady’s catch!  It was the biggest blue crab I’ve ever seen!  That crab was almost as big as my head!  It was huge!  I had to take a picture!

there it is again. one very big crab

Finally, I began to work my way home, connecting with Bonaventure momentarily then hitting Fennel to Victory.  And then down Downing to Margaret and then to Herbed, – crossed Bonaventure one more time and then found my way to Tennessee which took me home sweet home.

Tonight’s run was a very lovely run.  I need to run my neighborhood more often.

my crazy cat, texas

And, to make a nice run even nicer, my crazy, wild cat, Texas, met me at the front door when I finished.  Life is good.  🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by.

All the very best to you and yours.

peace,

dh

09/14/2011

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