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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I love the winters here. Hubby and I finally found a new walking path. Yippee!! He told me it doesn’t take much to excite me…LOL. When we lived in Tacoma, we used to walk along Ruston Way. It was a great location, right by Commencement Bay. Then we found another path that circled a new golf course. With hills! It was great too. When we moved to Arizona, we started walking around our neighborhood, which was all right for me, but hubby got tired of it and we both quit walking. So last week I asked him to find us a place where we could walk.

He found one that goes along the Colorado River, and we’ve been walking for three days straight! I am so happy that we found this. It only took us three years…LOL.

So I have this new pedometer. It doesn’t start counting steps until you’ve walked about 800. WTH?????? And it shows we only walked 0.8 miles. It felt like five miles. I am going to try resetting it and see if I can’t get it to be a little more accurate. I gave up on wearing it while I teach Zumba Gold because it doesn’t know how to count the steps. I don’t think it likes it when I walk backwards…LOL.

I saw my first turtle in the wild! Our walking path goes through a park that has a huge pond and alongside it was a small turtle. As I got a little closer, he dove into the water. I say dove in because he was up on a whatdoyoucall it…ledge…it’s like a curb around this pond. He was so cute.

I really miss the white dove. I haven’t seen her for over a year now, and I miss her so much. I thought I saw her last March, but it was a pair of Ring-neck doves that I saw that day after it rained. Some of you know the story, but if you don’t, it is here:

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  • COLUMBINE2
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish I could burn that many calories every day, but truthfully, shoveling 3 hours a day would lose its novelty! LOL

    We're headed to Scottsdale for a few weeks to escape the snow and below zero temps. We go there because there's a great bike path that goes a long way north to south through golf courses, parks --- it's a great long strip of green and even goes down into Tempe. (My dh fell accidentally fell down the concrete embankment nto the pond there on his bike last time...I hope he won't do that again!)

    If you are in the greater Phoenix area, I'd love to know where your new walking path is. We're always wanting to go some place different. Thanks very much! emoticon
    3433 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    I loved your blog...just loved it! Maybe you can share some pics of your new walking path. Sound so interesting! And that pedometer...oh boy...sounds like a lemon...I hope it wasn't one you bought from Spark! emoticon
    3468 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Your new path sounds great. You will have to take some pictures.

    I have never heard of a pedometer doing that. Very weird. Are you sure you have your stride set right?

    I love turtles. We have water turtles that set on the tree branches on the pond.

    I wonder what happened to the white dove. I miss our chipmunks. The hawk ate them all and it will be years before there are any more.
    3479 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    I am so glad you have both taken up walking again! it is so good for you !
    Thank you for the link to your white dove ... I will go and read it .. take care claudia ... hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3481 days ago
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