Day Sixty-one Footnotes Words and Photos

The temperature was warm, the skies were clear, and Bella was pleading in the ways that only a dog can. We were going to the mountain to go hiking. My first time wearing summer clothing, a back pack over my shoulders and we were ready to hike. I like going in the middle of the day, during the week. It is much less crowded and fewer other dogs. Except for the small dog with the big dog complex, we had no problems.

I could tell early on that I am definitely out of shape. I took short breaks often to catch my breath and ease my heart rate. Ever so often we would pass someone headed down. Some spoke, some did not. I don’t mind. I go to get exercise and find the peace one finds while in nature, even at a state park.

Even though the steps were difficult in my out of shape shape, we made it. I poured Bella some water and quenched my own thirst. I then took a few photos while Bella kept hinting she was ready to move on. I finally gave in and we headed down. This time we were passing people heading up. It was getting later in the afternoon which meant more people would be showing up. I don’t hurry hiking down, this hike is longer with the trail rolling. One moment moving down, the next on an upward slope. Back to the car, we headed for home. Bella stretching out on the seat behind me, tired but happy.

My step goal is ten thousand steps. I was just under two thousand steps short.Once we got home and rested, I went out to my personal walking track and made goal. I then strolled down to the small pond for a few photos. Back at the house I finally sat down and stayed. Around six I called mom to check on her. She was doing much better than she was this morning. Just as I was finishing the conversation my son came in from work and was hungry but not massively hungry. Hamburgers it is.

It was a good day, a productive day. A day that has me looking for the next hike up that hill.

336 steps to the top
Someone has placed a US flag on this rock.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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5 Responses to Day Sixty-one Footnotes Words and Photos

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Great share! Amazing and beautiful photographs! Rebecca, thank’s.
    Have a pleassant day!
    Enjoy your coffee.

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