I received a text from my brother today, reminding me that his float trip he scheduled and invited me on a couple of months ago was this weekend. He was wondering if I was coming. They are floating and camping 2 nights on the Yellowstone, from like Hathaway to Kinsey.
Hmmmm. Floating the Yellowstone in triple digit heat.
Hmmmm. I am 12 years older than my brother. And older does make you wiserr (unless you are a Republican).
I told him "F$$$ NO!" If I did go to Miles City this weekend, I would devote my time to staying inside cool, dark, air-conditioned establishments such as the Yellowstone Tavern.
Indeed, as the older I get, the best part of summer to me anymore is sauntering out of dark beer joint, squinting into the hot sun, with a buzz on, in the late afternoon. The hike or fishing in the morning is all good, but the afternoon....priceless.