Helaine and I just returned from our walk up Sleeping Giant. We walked it yesterday with Tracey, a director from work and her dog Tallulah, who we will be watching this weekend.
Note to Tallulah: Be prepared to have your photo taken–a lot.
Tallulah is a tiny dachshund with short legs. Seeing her walk the trail was like watching a wind-up toy in action. Our Tallulah/Tracey walk was at a slower pace which finally allowed us to see that the speed we achieve has a lot to do with our aerobic outcome. At yesterday’s pace it was as if the mountain had been flattened!
We were back today to press harder. No sooner had we turned onto Mt. Carmel Avenue than we saw this was a different day. Quinnipac University is letting their students back in the dorms and there was a long line of cars–stopped!
We squeezed to the left of the line, driving with the dashed yellow under the center of my car. People had their engines off. Some were sitting atop their vehicle. You could see the SUVs and trucks were packed to the gills.
Though a mile away, we’re not really affected by QU up in my neighborhood on the hill. I do pass off-campus student housing and a few bars on my way home from work. It’s been quiet this summer. As of tonight I’ll have to be more diligent as freshmen figure out how to get served, get drunk and get home.