So today is National Take a Hike Day! This is such a beautiful season when Mother Nature bursts forth with amazing displays of color. Hiking seems particularly suited for autumn as the temperatures are falling and exertion doesn’t necessarily overheat us. The calming environment of only nature’s sounds combined with the thrill of the sights and sounds of the great outdoors does wonders for us.

 We didn’t hike as such in my family when I was growing up but we walked everywhere. In a more innocent time we could walk alone or in groups of our other friends without parental protection. We climbed trees, created forts from bushes, branches and leaves, and floated our handmade “boats” down the creek.

 And don’t get me started about water – lakes, rivers, oceans and their shorelines 😊 I have some great memories related to them but you will have to come back for those. To borrow a phrase from – well I’m not certain who – in my family if you tell a story in 10 words when you could have used 100, you weren’t really trying!

The Road Less Traveled
Robert Frost
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Take the road that's right for you and .....


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