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June 10, 2012
This morning I was driving around, trying to find a diner that wasn't too crowded. My trek took me on a meandering course through downtown and back. I continued south of my apartment, toward the new nature trail. I was confident I would find a place before trail's head. No such luck. I stopped at a nearby McDonald's before my hike, filled with screaming children and a 10-minute line, wearing a fake smile for my own protection. After eating, I explored the new trail, rich with thistle and young buzzing wasps, circling. Forehead slick with real sweat driving home.