Yes, it is an urban hike

What makes an urban hike successful? Is it when we reach the destination? Is it when a  mileage is hit? After a certain rainy day and a difficult mountain, I have been pondering this question. Often, there is a goal, and, occasionally, that goal is missed. In these cases, has the urban hike failed? Or,…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Attempt number number two at Diagon Alley was successful. After a long day of rest on Sunday for my legs, Diagon Alley was about all I could manage. Instead of saving it for an urban destination, Homsey drove us there. Diagon Alley was spectacular. I was amazed at the skill of Jon Chambers, a dad…

It’s Always a Good Morning

This week and last, I capitalized upon my mornings. At my last job, I would dream of all the things I would do, if only I started at a reasonable hour (not 6:30 AM). Even upon the rare occasion of a 7 AM start, I would find wonderful ways to use my time: a walk…

Tiptoe Amongst the Tulips

I received a pedometer in the mail today. As the sun was shining, I decided to go for a walk and test it out; 8586, it says. I almost chose to walk the trail but decided to go walk my neighborhood, and I am so glad I did. The tulips were going gangbusters. If I…

Let the Sunshine In

Some people endearingly refer to the rain as liquid sunshine. I would, expect it has been relentless lately. The skies are an endless grey blanket and they alternate between pouring rain and a fine mist. People around me have been just as affected by the dreariness of this weather. Sun lamps, vitamin D, extra exercise,…