|Here I am on top of Airport Hill. The Delaney Butte is behind me. Luckily there was no coyote up here on top!|
On my walk today I got to thinking about a story we used to have on a record (this was in the "olden days" before books on tape and Audible.com). It was one of the first books Dr. Seuss wrote and I was quite young. It was called "To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street!". We loved that story and I have always tried to use that philosophy when out on walks to make them more interesting.
For instance today when I went on my walk, I was about a mile and a half from home when I heard a coyote howling behind me. I imagined a starving pack of them sneaking in the willows getting closer and closer. The howling continued and I sped up my walking! If only John or Clint Harvat would show up in their pickup to save me. I kept on moving quickly looking for a stick to beat them off or a stone to throw at them. I looked behind me and even turned around a few times and walked backwards but could not spot anything. Finally as I was puffing up the hill to our first gate, I realized I hadn't heard anything for awhile and I figured I had escaped! I made it back to the cabin safely with a new personal best for speed. WooooHoooo!
You may be wondering what happened to my walking partners, the heifers. They would have protected me. Well, they got moved to a different pasture. No help from them and my friend, Mr. Rabbit had hopped away from me without a look backwards!
See, I bet you never thought a regular morning walk could be so exciting. You should read up on it and try it sometime. Thank you, Dr. Seuss.
I have some other good examples but they can wait for another time. Here are some pictures from other recent walks I've taken. Each one was a fun adventure.
|While we were visiting Carla and Jim, we took a drive to Devil's Tower. I had never been there before. Carla and I took the walk around the base of the tower.|
|We were there on a Beautiful Sunday afternoon. Many people like to rock climb to the top of the tower. You probably can't see the 2 people on the ledge just to the left of that tree branch. There were many more climbing on the backside of the tower.|
|Brendin Darcy and I hiked up a mountain in Mount Vernon , WA in June. I have posted some of the pictures from then but here are a few more. The foliage in Washington is more jungle-like than here in Colorado.|
|Darcy, Brendin and I are headed down the mountain in Mount Vernon.|
|Finally we came to the road back to the car!|