The Horse takes an afternoon off?

@TheHorse (51496)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 24, 2017 5:27pm CST
I can't believe it, but I'm really doing it. I worked at the preschool this morning. And I got a kid cancellation this afternoon. A friend is visiting from out of town. He was with me when I took this photo. It was on the same route we're going to hike in half an hour. The rain has stopped and there is blue sky. But there are still clouds on the horizon. Perhaps we'll see a sunset similar to this one. Workaholism sucks. But sometimes you just have to give yourself a break.
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@JudyEv (96587)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jan
That's a bit radical isn't it? Enjoy your time with your friend. I'm sure the work won't go away while you're hiking.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I think you're right. And as Mark Twain may or may not have said, "Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?"
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@JudyEv (96587)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jan
@TheHorse Or even - till next week!
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Jan
@JudyEv Heh heh. I don't think my overactive conscience could handle that.
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@Corbin5 (78543)
• United States
25 Jan
A well-deserved break it was!!! I bet you had a wonderful time on that hike.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
The sunset was beautiful, but it was a bit to the North of the Golden Gate Bridge. I checked, and the photo I used for this post was from December 27, six days after the sun sets furthest to the South.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
25 Jan
I agree, a break is good time by time, good luck for beautiful pictures.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
Thanks! I was a great short hike. I didn't bring my camera, but the sunset was pretty. Not as spectacular as the one in the photo above (fewer clouds) but quite nice. I noticed that the sun set North of the Golden Gate Bridge, not right behind it. I checked the date on the above photo, and sure enough, it was taken in December, close to Winter Solstice.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
25 Jan
@TheHorse It is incredible how the position of the sunrise and the sunset change during the year. Not a lot, but enough to be noticed.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
@LadyDuck Yes! I'm a stargazer, so I also notice how Summer and Winter constellations differ.
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@amadeo (46045)
• United States
24 Jan
smart man.You need a break.Every needs onne.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I think I may start taking one more often.
• United States
24 Jan
Yeah, like that old saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I'm sure you enjoyed yourself. We all need that.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I really did. I think I'll be taking more random days off in the future.
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• United States
25 Jan
@TheHorse Life is so much more meaningful when you do that.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
@popciclecold I do do a lot of things "for myself" (guitar, etc.), but it still felt good to just "blow off" an afternoon.
@just4him (88974)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
Yes you do. I'm glad the rain stopped so you could have a good hike. I hope today will be as good as yesterday. I love the photo.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
The hike was great. Today looks like a good hiking day too, but I have an afternoon kid client. Maybe we'll go cycling.
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@just4him (88974)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan
@TheHorse That sounds like fun too. Did you?
• United States
25 Jan
Beautiful view is that the SF bridge? :)
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
The bridge in the photo is called the Golden Gate Bridge. It was constructed in the 1930s. It actually connects Sn Francisco with Marin County.
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• United States
25 Jan
@TheHorse Yes Golden Gate Bridge! You live near there? :)
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan
you should prob just plan a day off here and there, recharge and all that lol
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I think I'm going to start doing that a bit more often.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan
@TheHorse I think you should, esp on the days you feel iffy, dont need to expose others to iffy
@inertia4 (26901)
• United States
24 Jan
Nice image. I would love to be out there now. Maybe one day I can make the move west. Enjoy that nice weather and the sunset.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
It was pretty. We heard--and then saw--a great horned owl. Some hikers we met saw three coyotes, but we didn't see any.
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@inertia4 (26901)
• United States
26 Jan
@TheHorse That's cool though. You had fun and enjoyed yourself. That is the main thing.
@paigea (21013)
• Canada
25 Jan
Enjoy your break. A hike with a friend is my favourite kind of break.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I really was just what we both needed, even if it was only for a couple of hours.
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@vandana7 (57186)
• India
25 Jan
If I were Donald Trump, I would penalize you for being workaholic.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
I hope he doesn't impose harsher penalties for illegal planting. Or deport me to Austria or Scotland.
@Daljinder (19767)
• India
25 Jan
Horses are allowed breaks? I thought they even slept while standing
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
Well, sometimes we lie down late at night. And once in a blue moon we cop an attitude and won't let our owners catch us.
@FayeHazel (10732)
• United States
25 Jan
Have fun on your break. That's a great photo
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
The sunset was amost that pretty this evening. It was a bit further North, though.
@syeow1 (4876)
• India
25 Jan
Oh great.hope you enjoy alot with your friends.
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@TheHorse (51496)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan
We had a nice time. Got a lot of conversation in a got to see a great horned owl.
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