I walked, got sand in my shoes, watched dogs swim out for balls and sticks, sat on logs, watched boats and barges pass, ate my sandwich and my apple, and swigged alternately water and Dr. Pepper. (My nephews would be disappointed in me for that.) The air was warm and comfortable; the water was warmer than I expected (I stuck my hand in) and comfortable as well. I wondered how much this spot of land looked this way two hundred years ago, when Lewis and Clark went past. How much of what I was looking at was native vegetation? What had been removed, what had been planted? Many ways that places can be modified, and I don't enough geography to see everything that may have been changed. But that's me overthinking the place. The place, it's comfortable, and today was a nice day to experience.
Now I can picture going there in the winter, and it'd be peaceful for other reasons. I wouldn't be touching the water, though.
So. Kelley Point. Now visited by me, and none the worse for wear for the visit.
My plans not to spend too much didn't survive my next stop, to get groceries, because I also took advantage of a couple of sales and bought needed stuff like new sweatpants. My current pair of sweatpants are almost see-through at points. This isn't sexy on me. Now I have sweats I can wear in public.