O.K. So I think I wrote that I had hoped this sober experiment would open up new opportunities but I didn't think how quickly that may happen. I was able to hike and view Raven Cliffs Falls with a friend today.
The trail was 2.2 miles so we enjoyed a more than 4-mile hike on a cool April day and it was amazing.
This one particular friend is not a big drinker because of family history of cirrhosis - and we talked about how not drinking made us feel so much better.
I think this is just the beginning of new friends and new findings. We are going to plan a new hike sooner than later!