were the orders from coach spaff for sunday. and where better to go than hockley. well, they weren't very pretty, but we got them done! even those stoopid steps just by the old ski resort near airport road! owwww!
we decided to start from the p'lot on the 7th line - site of the caledon water bomber incident - just after 10:30. and the really great news was that richard was finally able to join us for a bit!
it was plenty hoomid, so we had to make sure bulletdog was kept hydrated . . .
richard turned back after 30 minutes, but dunc decided to hang in there with me for the duration. there was plenty of whining going on, and the sufferage rate was fairly high - for me at least. dunc didn't seem bothered by any of it.
lilacs were out . . .
kool tree stump just before one of the 285 climbs . . .
more hills, more whining . . . suck it up dora ! we got back almost to the parking lot, and i made dunc run another 10 minutes to the lookout and back to get in the 4 hours.
just as we made it to the car and were ready to drop on the gravel, we met up with moose! he had just arrived after spending the morning watching his kiddies go nuts at the kids of steel events over in caledon village. his daughter kiana came first in the under 20 category in the 5k - she's only 9 !!! gee - wonder which parent she takes after . . .
and, of course, no trip to hockley is complete without the traditional stop at the general store for snacks and a sit-down in the big comfy wood chair !
great run and great company! thanks guys! and thanks for sticking with me dunc!
off to alaska in one more week ! ack !!!