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Now this is not the bonfire I thought it was was going to see tonight that is part of our HS Reunion gathering but I guess we are in the country of small town Iowa. 🤷‍♂️

A blazing bonfire illuminates an open grassy field during twilight two people stand near the fire one watching and the other taking a photo with trees and a blue sky in the background

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Explored some new areas on my run today. After the warmer humid weather lately it was nice to have a cooler overcast morning today.

Dirt path extends forward lined on both sides by dense green foliage with tall trees arching overhead in a forest setting.

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🙄 What better way to end the night that log into a Youth Hockey Virtual call… eh.

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@chadkoh love this photo! 📸

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☕ Don’t have to work today but the dogs wanted to get up early so here I sit drinking coffee.

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@frjon nice! Any particular goal with it this time around or just to kick it off and see where it goes again?

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🍿 Inside Out 2 (2024) - ★★★★☆ Family Movie night at an actual theater. This was a good movie and I think everyone mostly enjoyed it even our oldest. Also, what is not to like as it has hockey in it 🏒

Inside Out 2 poster

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🎥 Time for an actual in theater movie…

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@jthingelstad yikes! You should have had me go check on the place 😄

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@darby3 I might have to disagree with you there 😆.... Also, I don't think I have ever worn 3+ layers of clothing in the winter 😏

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@jthingelstad are you the one I should blame that brought this here 😆... Oh wait, it has been humid for a while now. Welcome back 👋

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@crossingthethreshold when I find places like this it does help make me forget about the miles and time spent in the heat 😄

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This run wasn’t going to happen today if it didn’t happen when it did. However, it was already 72°F out with 86% humidity and I am guessing if the sun keeps staying out today it is only going to get worse.

A winding footpath curves through a green park with trees in the background under a cloudy sky with the sun beginning to set.

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Decided on a whim (or maybe it was by some taunting by someone) to run today. Glad I was able to get lucky and find a break in the all day rain action that I actually didn’t get overly soaked.

A cracked paved path curves through dense greenery with tall reeds on one side and leafy trees arching overhead under a cloudy sky, with distant houses and a water tower visible.

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@manton well that looks like a great place to grab a cup of coffee! Where is this exactly seems North East US but I thought you were traveling somewhere else. I might have missed a post along the way.. Enjoy! 😄

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Decided to do a little morning Father’s Day run solo that I regretted due to the heat and humidity. The wind was nice but only seemed to feel it when I was head on. Slightly thankful I am not training for anything so nothing mattered or was required of me. Except getting back to our camper. 🥵

Waves ripple on a large lake framed by trees and leafy branches in the foreground with a wooded shoreline visible in the distance under a sunny blue sky.

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Trails with my oldest daughter… Wasn’t the plan today but how could I say no if someone wants to run with me. She did really well on this little route with no complaints and just kept chugging along.

Person running through a dense forest with leafy, green plants and trees; the person is wearing a black top and neon yellow shorts and is covering their face with their hands. She was picture shy so she covered her face when I turned around to snap this. 📸

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🎾 Let’s just say I got schooled in driveway pickleball tonight… I want to do some rules research as I think my kids were making it up in the fly. However, I finally started getting the hang of it and beat my son in one game…. 🫣 Rematch!

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Wasn’t the plan to run this sort of a distance as I was thinking something shorter at the hottest time of the day. However, since I was waiting for my son and his friend to finish golfing I had time on my son and honestly I need this time, space, and miles after the last couple of weeks.

A narrow concrete path stretches straight across a grassy field flanked by leafless trees under a clear blue sky. Dense green vegetation surrounds the walkway with a forest in the background.A calm lake with rippling water bordered by lily pads and shoreline trees under a clear blue sky with a distant forest and a house across the water.

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@patrickrhone that looks like a very calming place to read, journal or just relax!

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@canion love this photo and I can feel the quietness.

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👨‍💻 It is nice to be back working from the “shed” office today.

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Doing some volunteer hours for my daughter’s swim tonight and I successfully set it up for the live stream and had to do some other tech things to fix some issues. Overall it wasn’t that bad and I found watching the terminal text flash by fascinating.

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🙃 Earning my volunteer hours today for Swimming as I had to troubleshoot connecting the livestream to the cameras due to some IP issues.

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@chadkoh great picture and looks loke a great olace to run!

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With some co-workers in town this week and other activities it might be a struggle to get some runs in. Most likely they are going to be in the evening but at least tonight it wasn’t too hot as the sun went down.

Two birch trees stand among dense green foliage at sunset their white bark contrasting against the surrounding lush vegetation in a forested area with tall grasses and trees in the background.

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🏀 Early morning for a basketball tournament today. Last games of the season for the Thunder!

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My sleep has been a little out of wack lately so this run probably felt harder than it should have. However, overall not bad for a midday long run.

Canoes rest on a sandy beach by a calm lake with a dock extending into the water Trees with lush green foliage surround the lake under a bright blue sky with scattered clouds

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😴 When I work up this morning I think all the traveling and late nights had caught up to me as I was exhausted.

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😵‍💫 I am at my car ready to drive home from the Airport exactly 19 hrs since I left the cab in Portland, ME when I was timing myself to see how fast I could get through security. 😅

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@chadkoh really like this photo… I can picture running there in the quite night.

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@jthingelstad all of your photos and everything about your trip looks so awesome I want to comment on every one for them. I do like these pictures from your Cliff walk it looks spectacular there!

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@jarrod interesting… So they had it just blasting like it would have been music but an audiobook. 🤔

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@mroutley oh that is a big win!

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✈️ Final leg of the day we are just pushing off which is exciting as this morning I really wasn’t sure I was going to make it to this point by the end of the day.

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@petebrown I can feel the unpleasantness looking at that photo and thinking of running that stretch.

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Don’t get me wrong I actually accomplished a lot of work in my 12+ hrs I was in the Portland Airport. However, I did try to have some fun with it as I was reminded of the old movie The Terminal with Tom Hanks and what else are you going to do but create some fun images with ChatGPT.

Man sitting in airport seating using a laptop surrounded by travelers and luggage against a backdrop of flight information displays and a large, windowed ceiling

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🛫 Finally after over 12hrs I have left the airport and heading to yes... Another Airport but at least I am flying and flying in the right direction.

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📺 Sugar (2024) - ★★★★☆

Really liked this show and I don’t think I would have started watching it if it wasn’t from the suggestion of @canion. I enjoyed how they doubled down on the story with old movies and stuff. Started it this past Sunday and finished it with all my flight/travel time.

Sugar poster

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❓ “What are you doing?” asks Status.lol… - Well, I guess I am still in the same airport I was about 11 hrs ago… and counting…🤨🫣😵😑😖🫥

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@tinyroofnail 😆… Thanks and no worries, it is one of those things that happens but I guess things could be worse or who knows maybe they will get worse 😬. For now I am just doing some work as I can since hopefully the current delay is a realistic one so I can find a nice spot in the airport to work for a while with our the constant 30 min to 1 hr pushback.

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@mroutley congratulations on another completion! Sounds like an interesting time with the weather and I can’t beleive you almost lost your shoe in the mud! 😳 Well done on the race! 🎉

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@vincent wow that just sucks! Just remember there is tons of people that love what you are doing and have your back!

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@jthingelstad wow! 20 years that is awesome and congratulations on keeping up with it for so long. 🎉

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@Gabz 🪝🐙🤷‍♂️ - I am enjoying it 😄

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@maique wow! Looks like a great spot!

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@jthingelstad have fun! Can’t wait to see / hear about it.

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@mjkaul congratulations and nice work on the run!

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@mroutley good luck! I am sure you will do great.

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@canion nice looking night and fire… Fire Pit Guy!