Another vacation day. It's going to be a tough adjustment if I take regular vacations in 2021, instead of taking a day off every two-three weeks :) Slept really late and did a bit of sewing on my new project (bomber jacket).
I'm trying to keep myself entertained with some novelty in these boring times. So I decided to visit the ethnic stores in town. Today I visited the African-Jamaican grocery. The owner is from Nigeria and has been here for 30+ years. I decided I wanted to recreate the goat stew our neighbor (in KC) made for us years ago. He talked me through the recipe and I bought the special or unique ingredients I would need.
Then I went to the Arboretum/dog park and ran Gene's course. I went backwards. I don't know the dog park very well, and I had messed it up badly at the original race, so this was fun to try again.
I almost made it out without seeing any dogs. Two square headed dogs stopped when they saw me then ran right at me and started jumping on me. They weren't acting threatening but I was still scared. I talked to the owner, just to get his attention. I didn't want to be a jerk (this is the dog park after all, made for dogs to run free) but I also didn't think they had to be jumping all over me. I kept moving in one direction, they moved off in the other direction.
A beautiful fall day, lovely to be out and about. Finished the day with take out from Terrebonne (I don't cook on vacation days :)
Edit: I also drove around some streets in NW Lawrence (part of my quest to hit every road on foot, bike or car). I discovered there is a "Fort Laramie Street" in Lawrence!