RED ROCK, HIGHPOINT OF NORTH VALLEYS REGIONAL PARK 137X August 3, 2022
I stayed in bed for a longer time, as I deserved a good rest and sleep after the minor Sierra peak. Up by the early afternoon, I motored to the fast food for diet soda and a strawberry banana smoothie. I returned home to rest a bit, and then motored north on U. S. 395 to Red Rock. I had a pickle jar to replace the crumbling plastic box that I had placed years ago. Many people had signed in the old book with pages separated, but I left two pens and a better book. The big clouds cooled myself off as it was hot otherwise. I came upon some poached egg flowers, unusual to me as it's way past the peak of the wildflower bloom.
I declined to check the day's special at the border casino and got home to refresh with cold water and webwork. For frugality, I made some rigatoni with alfredo sauce at home. Going out again as it cools off in the evening, I did the local park highpoint 137X. Raining when I started the hike, I heard plenty of thunder overhead as I sauntered up the bump. Cresting the ridge, I saw a double rainbow. On top, the ink in the register was starting to run, and all of my inkjet printer new business cards were ruined, both in my wallet and camera case. I am a bit stupid now, as I could have foreseen the rain, and I had a rain jacket left in the car. A weather page proclaimed that the thunderstorm would be over by 7:15 p.m., but was that wrong!
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