The 65 Degree January Day

Just when I started to feel a twinge of restlessness because it’s been entirely too long since my last adventure, Mother Nature decided to put my Netflix watching to a halt by gracing us with an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon.

Ah, Global Warming! Turns out you are good for something after all.

Feel free to fact-check me, but I’m pretty sure that it’s impossible to feel sad when you are able to walk outside without a winter coat in January. In fact, there are few experiences more utterly blissful than waking up, checking the weather and thinking to myself, Ferris Bueller-style: “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?”

So instead of cooping myself up in the library, I grabbed some friends and headed to Strouds Run State Park for an afternoon of stomping in the mud, swinging from vines and pausing every fifteen steps to take a picture. Or, as others prefer to call it, hiking.

There’s no doubt about it: 65 degree January days really are the happiest– and the most photogenic– days of the entire year.

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Obviously a road less traveled by– do you really think I would sit in the middle of traffic for the sake of a photo?

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“We’re not lost!!”

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All photos were taken with a Nikon D5300 (that unfortunately is not my own).

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0 Replies to “The 65 Degree January Day”

  1. Sounds like a fun day. It was warmer there than in Dallas!!!

  2. I loved Stoud’s Run when I went to school at OU. We didn’t have phones and Netflix so we did a lot of hiking!! Up behind the Athens Mental Hospital are some cool graves, hiking, etc. Have a great time and I love your posts!!!

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