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Oh, yeah!!!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

I have always wanted to walk into town. It is over a small mountain (about 1000 feet) and is 6 miles to the edge of town. Today was the first day of VBS so I decided to do it. The weather was perfect; not overly hot, and cloudy.

I coerced dd Molly to walk with me. The first part of the walk was tough on her. Her hip hurts, her knee (she has congenital knee problems) and even her back was hurting walking uphill and on a slant. Once the road evened out a little, she started enjoying the walk.

We started out on the nice relatively flat road



One of the baby skunks was dead beside the road,



but we walked a little further and found something that thrilled us-



three baby skunks!



We kept walking and on the way up the hill we also saw 3 baby raccoons



a jack rabbit,



and several alligator lizards.



Finally, we made it to the top of the hill and started back down.



I love the look of Madrone, which looks like a diseased tree with its peeling bark. This is a healthy tree, though!



We found some little blessings along the way, of course.



And around a bend in the road we could see Roseburg!



It was exciting to see it getting closer.



Finally, we made it to the church for VBS.



It was a great walk and took us just over 2 hours (About 2:10) for about 6.25 miles. Yeah, I would do it again. In fact, I would have walked home if it wasn't getting dark!

Now, my pillow is calling my name, so I leave you with this-

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PHATPAT18 6/25/2013 10:10AM

    Great walk!

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TONYAB2000 6/24/2013 11:48PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! Sounds like a beautiful walk and a wonderful time with God, nature, and your daughter. I love the pics.

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PATRICIAAK 6/24/2013 9:30PM

    VBS is Vacation Bible School.

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PATRICIAAK 6/24/2013 9:27PM

    Awesome. Great time - esp. as you were able to take time to enjoy the journey and share it with us.

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DONNABRIGHT 6/24/2013 7:11PM

    Sounds like an awesome walk!

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PEGTIGER 6/24/2013 6:50PM

    Congrats on the walk into town. What a pretty walk. Thank you for the pictures. You really catch a lot of cute animals.
VBS is so much fun. We do not have ours for a couple more weeks.

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CMCGRUN 6/24/2013 2:25PM

    I Enjoy all the photos! It's neat you were able to see the creatures. What is VBS?

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MILLISMA 6/24/2013 1:50PM

    What a fantastic walk. Thank you so much for sharing your photos! emoticon

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OCEANMISTCALI 6/24/2013 12:26PM

    fantastic walk. walking will be my next challenge

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DETERMINEDJANET 6/24/2013 12:22PM

    Beautiful walk!

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CHANGE4FIT 6/24/2013 12:11PM

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WHITNEYTEACHER 6/24/2013 8:06AM

    I'm glad you got to do your walk to town. It looks like it was a beautiful walk. We have a lot of Madrone trees here too, we heat our house with our woodstove and Madrone is the best for that.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 6/24/2013 7:34AM

    Nice walk and to see nature at its finest is awesome. We don't have too much of that. We live just at the edge of a small town but we do have rabbits and squirrels. Have a great day and don't forget to start the challenge today. Pam

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MYJOYNOW45EST 6/24/2013 6:02AM

    Congratulations! So glad you made it and did it in very good time! I'm going to do a blog on my early morning "moonwalk" Sunday. You've inspired me! JOY emoticon

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