Hiking in McLean

I worked from 8 am until noon today but took the afternoon off. We have our first warm weather of the year and I wanted to be able to enjoy it. So around 1 pm, we got in the car and headed over to Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in McLean, Virginia.

It was close to 70 degrees out and overcast with a pleasant breeze, and we spent about two hours hiking through the wooded hills (click on the photo to see more pictures).  It was a refreshing, peaceful, and relaxing hike and I think we both had a nice time.

Later in the evening, we decided to go out to dinner.  We picked up some furniture we had waiting for us at Pier 1 and also picked up some more cat littler from Pet Smart.

I have to work all day (and possibly all night) tomorrow.  It’s supposed to be even warmer tomorrow, but I’ll be stuck in the office all day.  But I was very glad we got to go hiking today.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.