I asked Anne what is it you want to do today. She said, “We could bicycle in the, after it warms up a bit.” I then suggested that we could go to the Shaw Nature Preserve and she was dressed and out the door in a flash. We haven’t been there for a year and missed the highway exit. We circled around back via old Route 66. We passed a few smashed armadillo corpses on the road. They look like smashed pumpkins. I was hoping that we might see one at Shaw, because a friend had post an encounter with one there last week, but had no such luck. Anne was in her element as soon as we got there. This really was a good way to spend the day. We spent several hours hiking and photographing the flora and fauna in both the woodlands and savannas of the nature reserve. The Red-headed Woodpeckers on the Overlook Trail were the highlight for me. Afterwards, we stopped off at the Pacific Brew Haus for a late lunch. It was a little underwhelming, but I learned that Pacific was named for Union Pacific, the railway company that once ran this town.