Today was another tomorrow yesterday, though with more sun in the morning, and alternating bits of sunshine interspersed with snow showers for the last half of the afternoon. As has been the case ever since the blizzard, in the valley there was persistent cold breeze from the north. Winter does not give up in spite of the advancing season.
I led off exercise with a bike tour south of town. I was surprised to see a block of buildings on 3rd Street is being razed a few blocks from the intersection. Hard to know what's going on there, but the main possibility that springs to mind would be a very tall skyscraper. If not that, then perhaps structured breeding pools for mosquitoes (granted, the location is not idea for that), or even a plethora of QSRs (very strange that there are to this day exactly zero QSRs at that interstate exit, and for anyone who doesn't know what a QSR is, it's an abbreviation, and so now you know). Something, at any rate.
After the turn, I rolled east past The Paddocks where another surprise awaited: 6 new homes started up under construction during the winter. There are now lots of homes out there, where for so long there was only one. Yet still no horses, which is unseemly for a place named The Paddocks and equipped with miles of rail fences and other touches to lend an entirely horsy feel. Dare I say another mystery for the ages? Sure. Why not.
Then back home past the rather secretive Millipore Sigma compound. They claim they have absolutely nothing to do with the DOA or NSA, but who knows really, except for possibly Mary Jones? And what is with the unusual fonts used for signage there? As for me, I know nothing.
Then back home and a cuppa tea, before heading up to ski. Conditions were very good spring conditions. No slush, and no sticky spots, just about perfect for the time of year.
And finally, some running. Earlier in the day one or several kind souls with snowshoes had tramped out a path up to the overlook I have been failing to reach for the past week and a half, and today I did not fail. Somewhat ironic that there was almost nothing to see because of low clouds and the advancing forward edge of a snow shower about to overtake my position. But still good.
To top it off, the Cowgirls beat South Alabama and live to fight on another day.