Last night, TopSpot Outdoors sponsored a Christmas Light Urban Hike around the East Side of Evansville–near the UE campus. It was a 3 mile course through neighborhoods off Lincoln Avenue. TopSpot regularly sponsors hiking, biking, camping and backpacking opportunities for their customers and friends. These events are usually free and are a good opportunity to get outdoors with other people who also enjoy it. Jason does a lot of their backpacking trips and day hikes.
The above picture is the only good one that I got of actual people on the hike. I don’t mind being the obnoxious picture taking girl that records all of our events for the sake of memories when I’m with my loved ones who try to understand me, but I feel funny taking pictures of strangers who may not want to have their pictures taken.
We met the rest of our hiking group very close to where I used to live during my senior year of college. This is a terrible picture of the Hazeart apartments on the UE campus. I can assure you that they are much nicer looking in the day time…and on the inside.
Now, this house had a lot going on. I mean, Clark Griswold would have been put to shame. Unfortunately, about the time we got here it was raining a little bit. We stopped, admired the lights, and then hurried on our way.
Here are two of my hiking buddies. You recognize Jason, and the un-smiling thuggish looking child next to him is Jonas, of course. Jonas made it clear that he doesn’t smile for pictures anymore, but I took some anyway.
It must be awesome to have complete strangers jump into your yard and use your tree as a picture backdrop!
It was a fun and unique way to spend a Saturday night.