Since my son has started school I've been forced to be up at 6am...no excuses. Sucks, (specially since my guy gets home close to 9pm most nights),but has been good for me, I drop him off at school and take a walk/hike before I have a chance to go home and be lazy!
I decided to keep schedule similiar on weekends to make it easier for kid and me during week. So while daddy sleeps, kid watches cartoon I take a walk. This morning daddy woke up too...and got out of bed....shocker!! He and our son conspired to go out for breakfast, I managed to resist urge knowing I would over eat and feel horrible so I gave kid 'daddy time', while I decided to walk into town and get me some things for my own breakfast.
We live 1.6m from a multiple use trail park and 4.8miles from town...via car. If I cut through our back yard and across the common property I can shave nearly a mile off! Any way I walked down to what is my fav park here.
The park itself is in a valley and has nice picnic area w bandstand and small spring running through it. (Sorry didn't take pics of it). The trails wrap in a u around it up in Forrest in sides of hills.
Usually I see lots of cyclists and runners, but this morning I didn't see anyone till my trip back, it was very peaceful.
There are several longer trails, but I chose a shorter narrower one that takes you along the rock walls.
Sometimes it's easy to forget how close you still are to civilization, but then out I pop onto the road leading out of park. After crossing a large bridge I'm ate the grocery and get my essentials. The view from bridge is simply gorgeous.
You probably can't see in pic, but there was a blue heron resting on tree in water.
On my way back I chose to walk back on the south side wich is more heavily wooded
With less rock ledges and steep hills but and a couple peaceful streams.
There are several wooden bridges throughout, this is one of my faves as it seems somehow more natural with the fungus and all.
Soon enough I was out of the park and trekking back up the main roads to home where I showered and made (and ate) my spinach,tomato omelet all before 9am!
Just over 6miles!
If only I could be so industrious when it comes to house work!