Sunday, April 09, 2006

Remembering to Enjoy the Little Things

A wonderful Sunday afternoon, a successful shopping trip--hate those---sigh---but I did find a great bargain---see other blog.

But most importantly we enjoyed the sun, we enjoyed the wonderful 65 degree day, and had a hike in the woods, acquiring a new goal in the process.....I have a thing.....can't go by a tree that has fallen across a creek or crevice without at least attempting to walk across, did the tree, when what did my eyes spy, but a 6 inch diameter water pipe crossing the creek, had to try it, actually tried it 4 times, no attempt got me further than halfway across before I lost my balance and had to jump off......oh my do my thighs hurt! But, I will return to attempt it until I accomplish it.

Come to think of it, my thighs probably hurt because Miss Daughter also guilted me into climbing the steep hillsides, "like we used to do when I was a kid". I was sure I wouldn't make it, but I did, worked up a nice sweat, a lot of gasping for breath, but we made it.....several times.....then of course we had to follow the dry creek bed all the way to the end of the park and back least she has wonderful memories of her childhood, but oh my do I need to get my middle-aged muscles back in shape! I feel very lucky that I live near a city that set aside a wonderful hilly area in the middle of the city to be enjoyed by all. It is nice not to always have to drive an hour or two to find some good hiking. Although once my legs get their hiking muscles back, the park will seem way too tame.

It was a spur of the moment decision, I saw the the road that goes by the park, and decided to go, I am really glad I did. It made my entire weekend soo much better. The pictures posted here are actual pictures of the park, it seems you can find almost anything online if you take the time to look.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Great pics. I wish I had a park like that nearby.