Sunday, April 03, 2011
the Walk to Rivendell, I have walked 925.09 miles since I have started. It is so much fun. I walk with my Spark friends, and the Hobbits, Frodo, and Aragon. This is the info from my entry today...
You have walked 925.09 miles.
You have passed The Tongue.
It is 6.91 miles to the next landmark.
You have 388.91 miles to reach Parth Galen.
The Company was arranged in this way: Aragorn, Frodo, and Sam were in one boat; Boromir, Merry, and Pippin in another; and in the third were Legolas and Gimli, who had now become fast friends. In this last boat most of the goods and packs were stowed. The boats were moved and steered with short-handled paddles that had broad leaf-shaped blades. When all was ready Aragorn led them on a trial up the Silverlode. The current was swift and they went forward slowly. Sam sat in the bows, clutching the sides, and looking back wistfully to the shore. The sunlight glittering on the water dazzled his eyes. As they passed beyond the green field of the Tongue, the trees drew down to the river's brink. Here and there golden leaves tossed and floated on the rippling stream. The air was very bright and still, and there was a silence, except for the high distant song of larks.
Oh, and one more thing, I went out today to buy a couple of pair of shorts for my upcoming Spring Break vacation with my grandkids. I tried on a few pair and was shocked to discover that the best choices were size 18 regular. Now I know that wouldn't be good news for some of you, but for me, it is a celebration. It has been decades since I wore size 18 regular shorts. I'm the woman who started Sparkpeople wearing tight, very tight, women's size 24's. I have been treading water recently, struggling a bit really. But, all things considered, I have a lot to celebrate. I hope you can find things to celebrate in your journey too.