Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Train Ride

So Bec and I took a train ride from Nashville to Watertown (podunk nowhere) TN. It had a planned murder mystery going on. Well the train was cool. Saw the tent city in Nashville. That's the homeless tent city under the interstates downtown. We did however see some nice country and spent 2 hrs in Watertown eating and shopping antique stores with wallets sewn shut. Fun trip, even if the murder story was simple and the acting, well, eh. Nice way to spend the day.

Sunday, I went to middle of nowhere KY to meet some friends and go birdwatching. Fun day seeing some birds and hanging with some guys I don't see often. Long day though.

In 2 weeks, I'll be dying of heat exhaustion in sunny southwest Mexico. I'm leaving Friday Feb 27 and returning Thursday, March 5. I'm going for a meeting and the local conservation organization is paying. I may have to cover meals, but who cares, I'm going to Chiapas! A couple days of birding trips are built into the meeting, so we should get ample chances to bird watch. We won't get to the best places, but it'll be pretty cool. The main goal is for this meeting, but any chance to bird watch will be taken. Ashame I forgot most of my Spanish from my trip in September!

On a side note, I now have banded 152 different Mourning Doves in the yard since July. You think you see the same 10 birds everyday. Nope. You're wrong!

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