This is where we would be, if we wanted to go to Yogurtland (it's in the building on the left). Don't you just love all the vehicles blocking the intersection? Everyone is going nowhere, fast. You are looking at layers of dumbness here.
One of the comments on this picture made me laugh - it said "shelter in place" (meaning, don't leave your house). Honestly, we avoid certain areas for a good part of the year, but dang it, Yogurtland is right in the midst of this mess! Our once a week treat! We waited until nearly 8:00 pm on Saturday night to go there, and by then the traffic wasn't too bad - we only had to wait through two cycles to get through the signal to turn left. Got into Yogurtland, got to the machines...and about a million sorority girls converged. It was the end of rush week and I guess they were all celebrating. Egad! We got our yogurt and got out of there as fast as we could. It's just insane. I wish Red Mango was still open - it was a little more off the path and was rarely this crazy - plus we could get to it without hitting a ton of traffic. First world problems, I know...but geez. Student enrollment is up at Texas A&M and the town isn't any bigger - it feels like we're getting squeezed out.
On Tuesday we were up early for the hill workout. I took Paco out to the front yard to pee (so as to avoid him getting skunked in the backyard - fool me twice, shame on me). I stood on our front walkway while he was on the grass near the street, and all of a sudden I heard the sound of clicky-clacky nails behind me - I turned to see a freaking skunk running right by me!! Not ashamed to say it was every man for himself at that point and I abandoned ship...er, dog, and ran back inside the house. Luckily, the skunk didn't spray, and Paco made it back unscathed as well. I have to tell you, this is getting OLD.
Later that day, I tried to make Paco sit at the spot where I was when the skunk ran by me. Instead, he's showing how I turned and ran!
Dramatic reenactment: Paco says "Mom turn and run like dis, only I make it look smoother."
Dramatic reenactment part 2: Paco says "and den I was at the front door and mom was inside and wouldn't let me in until I passed the sniff test. Hmph."
Speaking of night critters, there was a very relaxed deer watching me walk on Tuesday morning. He let me get really close and since I was carrying my phone, I tried to get a picture. He was under a streetlight, so it's not the greatest shot, but you can get an idea of how close he let me get to him:
A young buck, based on his size and antlers.
Now this is the kind of wildlife that I like to see. Skunks, not so much.
Have a great, critter-free weekend!