It's been a week since I last blogged and I have a lot of things I could talk about that happened this past week, but I want to talk about just one of those events.
On Sunday I was headed over to meet my friend and community group leader, Jean-Paul, to ride over to Norfolk to see NeedtoBreathe. I was traveling down Warwick Blvd towards downtown, when all of a sudden a doe, yes, a female deer (Sound of Music, anyone?) sprang out of nowhere and my 2005 Toyota Camry collided with it. Thankfully, the damage was very minor and my car is still driveable, but the deer didn't fare as well.
While it was alive after I hit it, the deer had to be put down by the park ranger who was phoned shortly after my accident. It was a sad moment, but I knew the park ranger knew best. Once the deer was removed from the scene, the park ranger gave me his information and I was good to go. I was able to go see NeedtoBreathe and enjoy a fabulous show. For great photos of the show, head over to robshep.com He was also there and will testify to the amazing performance they put on.
It started off rocking with the song "The Outsiders" and maintained a high note for their entire set. Then, at the very end, NeedtoBreathe cut off all of the amplification, microphones, and the rest of the electronic equipment and the crowd gathered around for a beautiful, acoustic rendition of "Washed by the Water", one of my favorite songs by the band. All in all, a very memorable experience, despite my wildlife encounter.