Saturday, June 9, 2012

416. Candid

416. Candid
Definition: (adj) truthful, frank, or straightforward
Location Placed: Mountain Lakes House, Princeton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 6/8/12 at 4:44pm

If I can be candid here, this crane placement was a last minute thing. I saw a park with a visitor's center sort of house and just went with it. Usually I plan things out. This was a time where a little planning and forethought would've been appropriate.  It had gotten a little cloudy, but I thought nothing of it until I was 3/4ths of the way to the house and I heard a single rumble of thunder. Now, what I should've done was turn around. What did I actually do? Well, from this placement, I think you all know the answer. I continued on and checked the Doppler radar on my phone as I walked. Unfortunately as I started walking back to my car it started drizzling. I thought I could smartly jog to beat the rain. Perhaps if I was a runner, this plan may have worked. I can't remember the last time prior to this where I moved quicker than a brisk walk. Needless to say I got caught in the downpour and was completely drained.

I've learned my lesson to check the immediate weather forecast before starting our for an impromptu walk/hike! Who am I kidding though? This isn't the first time I've been caught outside in the rain, and it likely won't be the last.

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