On a hike the other day we came across this interesting sight.  Lightning strike perhaps?  I have said it before the pines are my preference for hiking in and around.   There was really no trees to be seen on this hike!  I thought it was good exercise but the beauty although there for some, was lacking in my opinion.

It did take me back to my pre-teen years the smell of the sagebrush took me back to the days I would explore the hillsides of Malaga with my Brothers.


Love This Man of Mine!


The enormity of the forest can be scary sometimes but when you have your Daddy by your side you can walk through most anything!

Listening to the forest groan was interesting… trees that have blown over, but are caught be other standing trees makes quite the scary noise.  I was glad to be walking in the daylight.  Under the cover of darkness those noises would have my brain going wild!

Fathers Day, his choice an overnight hike up the Icicle!  That boy of ours had other possible arrangements so the girlie and I took off with Dad to his favorite place the woods.


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Getting My Exercise In… A good laugh is great too!


So I discovered the other day how awesome it is to walk/jog with the dog hands free!  A plus to the belt and leash looped around it he pulls me when I am a getting tired!  Now if only I was brave and put on some Roller-Blades.

My friend told me years ago about this jogger belt that you can buy that basically does the same thing.  I wish I had thought of it earlier.  I am sure the one you can buy wouldn’t look as goofy as my set up!   My only regret, I bought a 4 foot leash and 6 feet would have been much better considering he likes to run right in front of me, making my stride off a bit.  Still much happier running and the dog is getting that pent-up energy released! :)

One other thing I’ll be doing


Something I will have to come back to. When I have the time to look into some free courses.

Originally posted on MARGARET-ROSE STRINGER:

During my ‘sabbatical’, there’s an activity that will commence and in which I shall very happily participate.

When you follow the link, you’ll find yourself able to do what the pink rectangle indicates, and check out the range of rather marvellous things to study – MOOCs that appeal to many, many people. Certainly to me !   :-)

I’m about to put you to the test, team: a bit of silly fun, OK …? Check ‘em out and tell me which one you think I’ve signed up to do ! (Hint: some of you already have an unfair advantage.)

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