For Coffeeneuring Day 3, we took a circuitous route to a coffee shop on a somewhat distant highway. Happily, we were able to take trails most of the way. There was a certain amount of hill-climbing involved; we arrived hungry. Dr. Diarist had coffee and a grilled cheese sandwich; I had a soy latte and a less-photogenic egg salad sandwich.
We unexpectedly discovered a car show as we headed out: Basil checked out this stunningly immaculate 1939 Oldsmobile. Nothing we own has ever been so pristine — not even our beloved Brompton bicycles!
Dr. Diarist wore street clothes; he’s working out the details of multi-modal commuting (train/bike). This excursion turned out to be much longer than he’d calculated — he was missing his padded shorts by the time we returned home.
The shop was quiet, and we found a comfortable corner in which to fit ourselves and Bromptons. We then proceeded to continue the weekend’s primary task: configuring our smart phones. It was not relaxing.
I’m a Luddite when it comes to phones: this is the first smart phone I’ve used, a circumstance which didn’t exactly facilitate the process. I’m getting used to the thing, though, and I like it. It’s a lot easier to haul around than even a very small tablet.
We saw lots of fallen leaves, but colors were mostly muted. Argyll’s and Basil’s hues looked subdued, too, under this tree.
I forgot to take the protective film off the lens on the phone, but that doesn’t seem to have mattered much. This phone’s camera may actually be better than my specific-use camera, which is a sobering thought. (Maybe I should have joined the 21st century sooner?)
We noticed more earthy tones than bright ones, though autumn has just begun; this won’t be a flamboyant fall. The weather, though, has been perfect: cool and crisp.
Day 3 Observations: 1) Smart phone photo aspect ratios are all wrong! and 2) Our usual coffee break conversations are a lot more invigorating than spending time programming phones.
Tally for the day
Day 3 Location: Starbucks on Route 100
Mileage today: 19.8 miles/31.8 km
Total Mileage for Coffeeneuring 2014 to date: 28.8 miles/46.2 km