Getting Back To Nature

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I made a promise to myself last week that I will get out as much as I can on the nice days this summer with or without the kids. So we started on Monday. DD was at Canada's Wonderland with friends so DS and I went for the first outing together. We went to a park that hubby and I use to go to with our oldest when he was little and we were active. We use to mountain bike these trails. I was walking these trails questioning how the heck did I do it - there's a lot of steep up hill climbing. I realized just how extremely fit I use to be.
We walked 15kms, took us 3 1/2 hours. I wanted to take DS to the "Lookout" . A long the way we stopped at the Viewing Platform.

And this is the view from the Lookout:

It was a great day, getting to spend time with DS. And he said he was impressed with how much mileage I did. He didn't expect it. Course I'm paying for it - my calves are so sore! But the pain now will be worth it later. No pain, no gain...right?? LOL

Last night we popped over to a local marsh for a walk. The trail is only 1.7km so I thought it would be good to have a leisurely walk to keep moving forward even though I was still sore from the day before. So we all went over.
This is DD and hubby checking out the view from the Lookout Tower:

It's not a place where the animals are use to seeing people so they hide, we made a game out of it to see how many critters the kids could spot. The only thing other than a turtle they spotted were these guys who were kind enough to move off the trail for us to pass:

Today is rest day for these legs! I'll do some housework and make some soap but that will be about it. Tomorrow we are heading back to the park we were at on Monday and checking out the lower trails. Friday we will check out another trail closer to home as I have to get ready for a weekend full of markets.

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    Wonderful...we need to get out! of course, it's been horribly hot here--even the corn is wilting and corn loves hot!
    2809 days ago
    Sounds Great! Nature has it ALL!
    2812 days ago
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