I voted!

This is the first I’ve mentioned it on social media though. If this counts as social media, which I suppose it does due to the fact that I always post my blogs to twitter and usually facebook.

I have to say, I wasn’t as prepared for the whole “voting” thing as I might should have been. I knew a few amendments that were up for a vote but I was surprised by some of the other questions. I left some stuff blank when I had no idea. I guess next time I should try googling “sample ballot” or something? How do you figure out what will be on the ballot and what or who you want to vote for or against? I do my best to keep up on the news, but I guess I do that more on a national or international level.

Halloween ended up being really fun. During the day Louie and I took a hike through Castlewood State Park. This was the #3 in my new book of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of St Louis. I’ve run trail races in Castlewood Park, back in my more serious running days, but never gone just for hiking. It was gorgeous! And I’d like to add that hiking trails is far easier than running them, and that hiking in Missouri is far easier than hiking in Arizona or the Great Smoky Mountains.

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(I don’t remember if I mentioned this, but on a recent hike in Arizona my fear of heights got the best of me and I had to stop and turnaround. I felt like such a loser but I just couldn’t go forward at that time.)

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I wore my Castlewood Cup hoodie for good luck. We passed another hiker wearing the same shirt. Awkward. (We were going DOWN the stairs, he was going up. Winning.)

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Fall in Missouri really is beautiful.

I was coming down with a cold, so we took the hike easy, and then we headed to a friend’s house for a trick-or-treating party. In St Louis the kids have to tell jokes before they get their candy. Here’s a great example: What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground Beef.

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We make an attractive couple. Yes, those are tiger pants.

The rest of the weekend was mostly devoted to house stuff, being sick, and watching ridiculous amounts of the Walking Dead. I don’t really like the show but have gotten hooked because I want to know what happens next. I guess that’s pretty normal?

Now I’m thinking about beautiful fall foliage, being outside in crisp winter air, and running. It’s nice to get out of the violin world for a bit…so much practicing and music to play!

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