Looks like the Fourth of July holiday is coming up this weekend so I've started making plans on what to do. There's going to be fireworks displays just down the road at Chatfield state Park and another one about 4 miles away in the opposite direction. But after giving it a lot of thought I think I will fall back on my previous holiday plans which are, don't get out on the roads, stay away from crowds, and keep my head down until the holidays over.
I know that doesn't sound like much fun, or very exciting to most folks, and even I can remember when I was young enough that my current plans would sound like a terrible way to spend a long weekend. But I've gotten mature enough, not old just mature, to realize that dealing with heavy traffic and inebriated people is not a good way to spend my time anymore.
There was a time long long ago in a place far far away that I would've enjoyed being out there with everyone. But now I've become more hermit like and I'm much happier spending my time alone or with my family. I don't want to become a total recluse because I do enjoy being around people every now and then but being around large crowds of people I don't know holds no interest for me anymore.
A local beekeeper keeping some bees.
The South Platte River just down the road from here.