There is this guy in town who walks the same route every morning. Two miles round trip. Everyday. I walk all over the place and seldom do the same route twice. But every now and then I happen to be walking along and spot him so I will turn around and walk his route with him.
He is a guy who never looks around, he just watches where he walks and he keeps finding pocket change!! I always "walk and gawk" looking for things to photograph. I never find a dime!
In the year and a half I have known him I have talked him into deviating from his route only once; I talked him into walking out Oak Street with me to see the old KDAC AM radio station. He was surprised and impressed; he has lived in Fort Bragg thirty years and had never seen it.
Last week I happened to end up walking with him and I mentioned I was going to fly my radio controlled Piper Cub at the Fort Bragg Fog Buster's flying field this weekend. He said, "Give me a call, I'd like to come out and watch".
I called him Saturday and left a message; "Be at my place at 8:30 AM".
I waited Sunday morning until 8:30 and then left for the flying field. He was a no show.
Today I asked him why he didn't show up? He said he has to have his breakfast and read the paper. He can't change his routine.
I too like routine and I'm afraid, more so the older I get.