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From Everest to the Alps

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's now over a week since the storm, and I thought that all the debris had been cleared. Not so! This is what blocked my way when I walked to meet Grandson from school today.

I managed to get around it, but I was surprised. It was a beautiful afternoon, mild and sunny, such a contrast to yesterday. Instead of going straight home we went for a walk. He's only 6 and has so much energy! We walked for about 2 miles via a circuitous route and bought some late strawberries and blueberries for a treat. We didn't climb Mount Everest today www.sparkpeople.com/mypa

but we did descend it as we made our way from school. Our final few steps, though, were upwards - not quite as severe as the other Mountain. More like the Eiger, but not the north face! As you can see - the sun was heading towards setting

The days are getting shorter - soon there won't be time to walk in daylight after school. We'll make the most of it while we can.

Did you climb a mountain today? Onwards and Upwards was definitely the order of the day - who knows what tomorrow will bring, whatever it is, I'm sure it will keep us on our toes.
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  • GENRE009
    When I refer to climbing a mountain in my blogs, I am probably referring to stress. I like your view a lot better. What a blessing it is to share your space & time with a child, and see life thru their eyes. I'd be picking wild raspberries along the way.
    From a car accident in 1993, where my new, 3 day old car was totaled, I went into 15 years of every illness you can imagine. God has one more lesson of endurance to teach me. I refer to my recent knowledge of now finding out that I hit the stirring wheel, and have damaged my front value of my heart. I think this may be my final climb! Not being a quitter, and not feeling any pain, I climb with the intension of picking the wild flowers along the way, feeling exhilaration from the heights, and finally feeling humble by the view. All of life is a journey into awareness. And with me, I will always look for the sun in a cloudy day. take care, eva.
    1494 days ago
    Beautiful Story. My biggest mountain to climb is in my mind these days. I am doing it and getting back on track !!
    1495 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Today's mountain will be my lunchtime walk -- more like foothills, though! emoticon
    1495 days ago
    Beautiful pics. My run felt like a mountain. Does that count?
    1495 days ago
    What fun for you and your grandson - developing his imagination at the same time. I take my grandsons to a wood by a little stream near their house where there is a big hollow tree. We take the 'wood nymphs who live in the tree' sweets(pebbles) and sandwiches (leaves and twigs). They love it - and me too!
    Have a good day emoticon
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    1496 days ago
    I'm climbing, and hope to climb a real mountain one day.
    1496 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    I bought a t-shirt in San Francisco, regarding Lombard Street. It read, "Climb a street".
    1496 days ago
    You are making wonderful memories for your grandson to have the rest of his life. Yours too.
    1496 days ago
    Yes, fond memories of the time I had with my grandson.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    1496 days ago
    Yes I climbed a huge mountain and came down the other side in my spin class! Then I went running and my hip finally felt better than it has in months.
    1496 days ago
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