TWO whole Sundays in a row.
Aaron and I loaded up the dog and headed into the woods. Last weekend we drove the hour plus to Anacortes and took in the absolutely stunning beauty of Washington Park. My back was still bothering me quite a bit so my walk wasn't anywhere near as "hike" like as Aaron and Bandit's but we went.
|Puget Sound from Bandit's viewpoint|
I'm hoping to turn this into a regular habit. I want to - as many Sundays as possible - walk. Just walk. I don't want to do any kind of major climbing yet. I have a lot of "shape" to get into first. It's also better for Bandit. Have you ever owned a high energy dog and then watched him droop and get bored because his people couldn't offer him enough exercise? We can - we just stopped when I hurt my back. Yesterday I watched him LOVE every minute of the hour we spent hiking around Evans Creek Preserve and that place? A new favorite. It's about a half hour drive but it's mostly freeway driving and when you turn off the major roadway, it's a 1 minute ride to the Preserve's parking lot. Then? Acres and acres of beauty and pristine trails. We went with no set plan, we just walked a loop. Came to a cross-trail and decided - left or right. Came to a fork, decided left or right and just went. Now we know we have miles and miles of walks all in one place, just by turning left instead of right and vice versa. I can't wait to explore it further!
|Excuse A's finger in the picture. Bandit didn't want to keep still for these.|
|Can you see why I need to walk?|