Just As I Thought

The Story of the Cock and Eagle Rock

Well, I did say that I wanted to try new things and make some life changes when I moved here, so when F. called to ask if I wanted to go hiking, I said, “… sure!”
Oh, F. Well, F. is the guy I have been seeing for a few weeks, this was our 4th date.
Anyway, don’t want to jinx it.
So, hiking through Alum Rock Park was idyllic, and then when we emerged from the trees, this sight greeted me:

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I realized this was not like hiking at, say, the mall. We came across this bizarre playground equipment, making me wonder how many kids screamed and ran away:

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After winding around, the trail started to go up, up, up… as did my heart rate. But my aversion to exercise was tempered somewhat by having a very cute and nice companion, and the promise of a view… finally, after climbing some 795 feet, we arrived at the top, Eagle Rock. Not only could we see the entire Santa Clara Valley and the southern point of San Francisco Bay, we could also clearly see the layer of smog floating over the city. And somewhere below, a rooster was crowing incessantly.

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When we neared the top, my phone beeped with a message — it had been out of range for the entire hike, so I was surprised. The reason was clear when we reached the overlook and looked behind us:

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Technology is always with us, eh?

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