Tom and I try to walk at least three miles almost every day, or if we can't get out, ten miles on the stationary bike. With a few misses over the holidays, we have still been doing fairly well.
Now it's the new year. We both have weight to lose, and physical well being to maintain. My favorite way of celebrating the new year is to go for a destination walk.
Since the Green River Trail is not far from us, and is so long that it's easy to do different sections of it for variety, that's where we were on January 1.
We have done this section before, south along the river from River Bend golf course, a 4.25 mile loop.
The Old Fishing Hole was mostly frozen over. The ducks weren't happy, but the gulls just walked on water.
On one side of the river is a farm road. The llamas were happy to have good warm coats.
Pussy willow buds are swelling.
Another common merganser on the river.
The Mountain, Mt Rainier for those who don't know about "The Mountain", looms large over the valley.
With everything still frozen in the shade, mist rises over the river where the sun finally strikes it.
This was an afternoon walk, and the treetops in the distance were already going golden in the sinking sun light as we finished up our first walk of the new year.
Now it's January 2nd already. We just finished a three mile walk this morning. It's still cold and clear. Now I can eat lunch!