I went on an all-day bird watching trip yesterday run by our parks and recreation department. We were looking for eagles, and we saw a lot of them. What I didn't expect was how cold and snowy it would be- we went north and up into the mountains. I got so cold, it took me a couple of hours and a couple of cups of tea to warm up once I got home. I just didn't dress right. And we were doing a lot of standing around- normally when I am out in weather like this I am hiking, so I don't get cold.
It was good, but is was a long day and by the end I was pretty ready to go home. I also forgot to bring my Provigil with me, so I didn't get my second dose- so in the afternoon my mood and energy really started to plunge. I hate taking meds in the middle of the day, just hate it. Maybe I am going to have to give Nuvigil a try, as I will soon be paying just as much for my Provigil.
It was my first time going on a bird watching trip. Bird watching is something I have thought that I would like to get into- to complement my hiking. But I am not 100% sure that I liked it- I kind of see it as a way to commune with nature. These people seemed to treat it something like a competitive sport. It was fun, but a little too much counting. Still, I am glad that I went, glad that I saw 30 eagles, and I think I will go on more trips.