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(Not) The Garden Center, The End

Two cliff hangers in one week? (If you can even call them that.)
(Not) The Garden Center
(Not) The Garden Center, 2

By the time we made it back to the car, we actually felt pretty good.  For the last ninety minutes of our trek we walked  a wide trail in beautiful country. When we got home there was still plenty of afternoon left to go to the Garden Center or putter around on the balcony for awhile, but we were so exhausted, we fell asleep on the sofa in our hiking clothes. Except I didn’t sleep. Mike slept and I sat there making lists in my head until I thought I might explode. Then I got up and started chores.

We had wanted to hike San Jisento this weekend, but Mike’s been asked to pick up some extra shifts at work. And it’s ok, because I don’t think I’m ready for a ten-hour day and a thirty-pound pack. However, I am kind of excited to train this weekend.  Even if it’s only a six hour walk, even if it’s mostly uphill, even if there are bees and sweat and stickers. I just don’t want to have to use my trekking poles to hold foliage away from my face. Is that too much to ask?

wild flowers

I took this photo of wild flowers at least two hours before the business with the stickery waist-high weeds. There were no photos taken of the stickery weeds. Misery is not conducive to flora appreciation.


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  • http://www.kimskitchensink.com Kim’s Kitchen Sink

    “Even if it’s only a six hour walk” – HA! There’s the hiker spirit! :)

    I think you should take photos of the prickly things next time…for documentation’s sake. And every photo is an excuse to stop and take a breath, right? (I am maybe a bit of a lazy hiker)

    • http://ASeriousGirl.com Patricia Frost

      That’s a rad idea. I should totally do it. If I take pictures of all the sucky moments it will remind me how much sweeter the good moments were. :-)