Although today offered up some good flying weather, we chose to ride bikes. A couple of (fairly) easy miles away, is a Subway Sandwich Shop. Recently, we've been enjoying riding over there, sharing a "Sub of the Day" ($6 for a 12" sub!), a drink, and usually some chips. Darn! These are good. Today, rather than return straight home, we diverted a couple of miles to get a cup of coffee. With outside temps at 50, and with a full, bright sun, I'd worn just a vest over my shirt. So, as we sat to enjoy the coffee, we were next to the gas log fireplace. Felt pretty good - for the first 20 minutes or so. On the way home, several black squirrels were runnung around a tree, and up and down it. The story is that, about 25-30 years ago, a fellow brought a breeding pair of these black squirrels down to the East Lansing area from the Deadstream Swamp. Now, they are all over for about a 50 mile radius. They look to be about 80-90% as big as a standard fox squirrel. The Deadstream is the first part of the Muskegon River, where it exits Houghton Lake's NW'ly corner. It's one of those big swamps with plenty of bears - and a few legends. Some of those legends include stories about hunters who went in, and never came out. Now, Michigan has a fair number of swamps, mucky areas, swales, bogs, etc. but only a couple are so big that you can get lost in them. Further on, as we got closer to home, folks were walking dogs. The big Lab was pretty anxious to walk, run, and gambol about. After about 6-7 miles, we arrived back home, and relaxed a bit. According to my Fitbit, I'd just about ridden off the sandwich!