We spent the week sequestered in a conference room for 10 hours a day. The discussions became heated at times. Some key participants neglected to mention in advance that they had booked return tickets for Thursday, leaving some of us missionless on the last day. Without a car, I tagged along with some other people in theirs. I looked longingly at the hills in the distance, but they were out of reach.
I made the best of it. We ate at taco buses and hole-in-the-wall places that had incredibly cheap and fresh food. Not wanting to run with traffic, I exercised in the hotel workout room. I jumped in the pool.
|85 degrees and a deserted pool|
The parking lot was full and we didn't have much time, but I almost skipped down the trail. I was out of the city! The desert opened up before me. I wanted to hike all the trails and climb to the top of the mountains.