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I Deserve 5 Gold Stars, Some High 5s, and Pats on the Back

Thursday, November 07, 2013




emoticon Back from a day hike. emoticon

We saw Hawks flying, transporting a squirrel. emoticon
A Grey heron hunting next to the river with aqua colored water.
A pack of otters swimming.
Beautiful birds with Black hoods like cardinals but with blue bodies.
An Itty, Bitty, Teeny, Tiny, Miniature grey squirrel. It looked fully matured, but super tiny.
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Normally before the Bioness and new patches I couldn't climb stairs. Today I CLIMBED STAIRS. Lots, and lots and lots of stairs.

Hiked 17 flights of stairs per Fitbit. emoticon


Lots of switch backs winding up and down the mountain.
I had to take lots of rest breaks as my muscles were screaming. The mist from the waterfalls cooled down the air which was only in the 60's.







Over 10,000 steps. emoticon






Over a Waterfall, across two giant arches bridges, around a lake, on a rocking dock. . . emoticon





Past the base of the falls where a family of 6 otters swam together cheerfully, hunting for food. We watched them for about 20 minutes !!! What joy they swam with as they dove in and out of the falls, around the rocks, frolicking in the water.







I walked more than I thought was possible for me with MS. emoticon


Up and down the side of a mountain. emoticon

Tired.


ZZZZ.






I am sorry the photos are unable to be posted as they were to large for spark. These photos represent our trip in a way.


It was such an enchanting, magical trip. No words can even describe the aqua waters flowing over the falls. The roar of the water with occasional loud booming sounds like fireworks. The rushing sound of the loud river. The beautiful moss on the north sides of the trees or the golden fall colored pine needles carpeting the clay hiking trail. Or the beautiful dappled, filtered light making it's way through the yellow and red fall leaves, highlighting them in a way. The clouds on the way back home were spectacular. The color of the sunset and the way the clouds formed into angels as they floated overhead. WOW. Absolutely breath taking. One had a trumpet. They all had large wings, one was a little girl. It was amazing and for real. What a way to end the day.




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2ABBYNORMAL 11/10/2013 12:35PM

    Your blog is an awesome story about your day.
I felt like I was right there next to you while reading it.
My left leg is very weak so your story is inspiring me to get on the treadmill to reach my goal of walking 10 minutes every day to strengthen it.
The painted steps picture is awesome.
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SKATER787 11/9/2013 6:48PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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CTUPTON 11/9/2013 7:48AM

    You made my day! These photos are wonderful!
Glad you had a good time.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/9/2013 1:46AM

    Sounds like fun.

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FITGRANDMA120 11/8/2013 10:53PM

    Sounds very exciting, glad you had so much fun and lots of fitness to boot.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 11/8/2013 7:31PM

    emoticon for taking me along the hike with you!

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TEXASFILLY 11/8/2013 6:16PM

    emoticon emoticon You ROCK! Sounds like a slice of heaven on earth~ thanks for sharing & keep up your emoticon success. emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 11/8/2013 5:36PM

    Thank you for helping me mentally experience nature's paradise, that you experienced!
I am a little sensitive, so had I taken this venture out with you, I would have been destroyed right around the time I saw the hawks flying with the squirrel. Knowing that would be their next meal. Love these bubbles, just want to reach and touch one. eva.

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EILEEN828 11/8/2013 5:22PM

    Wow you DO deserve the high fives! emoticon Loved the pictures. I think the bird you were describing with the black head and blue body is a Steller Jay. They come to our house in the winter time from out of the mountains, looking for more food. They are absolutely beautiful. Did you know they actually have blue eyebrows? I also love the way their head feathers wiggle around, it make you want to touch them. I need to follow your example today and get my walk in. Give your self a foot massage and some lotion, your doggies will love you for it. emoticon

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SHAKINGTHETREE 11/8/2013 2:02PM

    What a lovely adventure... and kudos, high fives, backslaps, thumbs up, heel-clicks and WOO-HOOs to YOU!!

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emoticon That's the best I could do for the High 5's. Now to figure out how to give you a pat on the back!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/8/2013 11:09AM

    That's Awesome!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
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KNYAGENYA 11/8/2013 10:59AM

    That's great!

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FRUSTRATEDOMA 11/8/2013 10:49AM

    FABULOUS WHAT AN AMAZING DAY

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BUTEAFULL 11/8/2013 10:38AM

    such an awesome hike, we don't have anyplace like that around us, you are blessed

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WALLAHALLA 11/8/2013 10:28AM

    I wanna take that walk too...sounds lovely!

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MOTHEPRO 11/8/2013 9:50AM

    Beautiful pictures! Great job with the hike! It sounds like a wonderful day!
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SWDESERTLOVER 11/8/2013 9:35AM

    Wow, good for you! emoticon

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PGHP31CK 11/8/2013 9:26AM

    I am sooooo very happy for you! What a WONDERFUL day! Thank you for sharing with us -- didn't need the photos, because your word pictures are excellent!

WOOHOOO for you!

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CRYSTALJEM 11/8/2013 8:24AM

    Those photos are fantastic - I want to walk that set of stairs just because it looks so awesome. Congratulations to you! Surpassing what you thought possible is one of the grandest feelings I think. Doing a happy dance in your honour. CJ

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BIGPAWSUP 11/8/2013 7:33AM

    Wow!! That is awesome!!!

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MIRAGE727 11/8/2013 7:33AM

    Good job! Stay strong, focused, and be well!
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NUTRON3 11/8/2013 7:07AM

    You got them and a wahoo!!!!!

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FERRETLOVER1 11/8/2013 6:45AM

    Simply awesome! You are an amazing person!

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TRAVELNISTA 11/8/2013 6:43AM

    Fantastic job well done!

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    emoticon Pats on the back and high fives and emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 11/8/2013 6:07AM

    5 Gold Stars emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Some High 5s ^5 ^5 ^5, and Pats on the Back emoticon emoticon emoticon


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MAMISHELI53 11/8/2013 5:59AM

    What an achievement! I rejoice with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    That is SOOOO AWESOME!!!!! emoticon emoticon
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MAGGIEVAN 11/8/2013 1:16AM

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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X_MONICA_X 11/8/2013 12:58AM

    Love the picture of the waterfall... gorgeous snapshot!

That's awesome you did all that! emoticon I bet it felt good afterwards too.

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SERENE-BEAN 11/8/2013 12:53AM

    Awesome!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/8/2013 12:43AM

    Beautiful pics!

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TOKIEMOON 11/8/2013 12:42AM

    OMG - you walked more than is possible for many able bodied individuals who are just plain overweight. 17 flights of stairs have me feeling short of breath! May I suggest you are a worthy candidate for a nice, long foot massage!

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INNERJETTIC 11/7/2013 11:16PM

    What a great day. I'm so glad you enjoyed such an amazing day and such beautiful scenery.

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DMGODDESS 11/7/2013 11:16PM

    Loved the pics !

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1CRAZYDOG 11/7/2013 10:58PM

    Total awesomeness!!! HUGS

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NASFKAB 11/7/2013 10:48PM

  lovely hope you will not be too tired tomorrow

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EMMACORY 11/7/2013 10:35PM

    Great NSV!! emoticon

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