My roomie and I had a friend fly in from out of town to run the Salt Lake Marathon this weekend. She ran, I biked. We both made it, she was a bit worse for the wear. :) Running certainly pummels the body worse than biking.
While she was here she wanted me to take her to see some of the birds and places I go birding. We also love to go geocaching, so we combined the two, and found a geocache at Decker Lake, a lovely urban lake.
We found the cache, had a nice walk around the lake, and I not only pointed out some of the common birds on the water, but some that were new for the year, and one lonely Eared Grebe, a lifer for me. Some geese were carefully guarding newly hatched chicks. One chased me down when I got a little too close as they were crossing the path I was walking.
If we weren't limited on time, I'm sure I would have forced these ladies to stay and bird with me for quite a while, because I was just giddy with pleasure at being there.