Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I had the most beautiful walk this afternoon. When I got out of work I knew I had to go out for a walk since this is probably the only dry day again until Saturday. Monday and Tuesday my dog and I walked in the rain, which actually wasn't so bad either. Today I was at a beautiful land trust that was left to "the people" by a local family; acres and acres of wooded land with ponds, rivers, streams, rock and tree rooted paths as well as grassy and pine needle laden paths. It was an absolutely gorgeous day; blue sky overhead. I could hear the water flowing in the streams, the birds chirping overhead, woodpeckers doing their thing and we even saw a beaver swimming in one of the ponds. It was almost like a utopia and the sad part was we walked for an hour and 45 minutes and the whole time we only saw two other people.... two!! Where is everybody? It's not the first time I've walked in the same area and each time I see so few people. I can't believe more people don't take advantage of being able to exercise in such a beautiful space. What an opportunity missed to be active and enjoy the outdoors. It doesn't even feel like a workout, climbing hills and ledges and maneuvering over flooded paths because its all just so pretty and inviting. I wouldn't trade this for a workout inside a gym... not ever!!
On the lighter side Gibby (my dog) did have his first meeting with a horse. I'm not quite sure what he made of it. He scared me a little when he started to dance and jump around in front of it, thinking hey,.... now here's someone I can play with! Thank God the horse must be used to dogs as he didn't get spooked at all. So all in all we had a wonderful afternoon. Gib ran and swam til his heart was content and I had a fabulous workout. It's just really a shame that more people don't enjoy this beautiful God given space.