Friday, November 27, 2015

Going Outside

It was a cold, frosty morning as we made our way through the neighborhood streets to our usual Friday morning breakfast. A cold mist hung in the air over the valley below, obscuring the features of The Mountain. 
 After an enjoyable visit with our friends, we chose to Go Outside to spend the rest of the morning. Thanks to REI for encouraging all of us to forget shopping and instead go out and exercise and enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings. 
 It was still frosty in the shady spots and we drove down into the valley to a portion of the Green River Trail near the River Bend Golf Course. Instead of our usual route down stream, we decided to explore upstream. We stopped at The Old Fishing Hole park to check the trail map and saw that we could make a loop with bridges on either end for crossing the river. 
 We were soon in farm land. 

 The remnants of the pumpkin patch are left to feed the soil. 
 Strawberry fields forever. 
 Big old trees along the road and a windbreak along the river. 
 Crossing over, as we make our loop and headed back on the other side of the river. 

 After more that four miles we approached our starting point.
 Not many golfers out, but we greeted other walkers along the way. 
 Once more over the river, and back to the car. 

We walked a total of 4.32 miles, in about an hour and twenty minutes, including stops for photo taking, not too bad, and fast enough to get us warmed up and keep us warm. 

They call this Black Friday, and yes, I know why, but how could one think of it as "black" on a day like today, with such a glorious blue sky, and the world of nature to enjoy so close at hand. 

Now I'm ready to put away Autumn decorations, clean and dust and wipe down surfaces, and prepare to begin decorating for Christmas. 


  1. fun day, we drove home through a snow storm to our warm sunny 42 degree home in Southern Utah after a good visit with family in the cold northern part of utah!

  2. What a truly lovely walk. Your photos are gorgeous, so crisp and clear!

  3. Good on you for doing a brisk walk on not such a nice day. We just have to get off our butts and keep moving. It's a bit cold on the fingers when handling a camera.

  4. Thanks for taking me along on your lovely walk! I had my own walk as usual this morning and we're enjoying the same weather here. I'll walk in rain too but how much nicer to have the sunshine.

  5. A beautiful walk. I really must make more of an effort I am fast becoming a warm weather walker.

  6. I saw that first picture on Facebook and gazed at it in wonder, as I'm doing again. We had a beautiful nine-mile hike yesterday, and with the temperature inversion and clear skies, every once in awhile we'd be in a valley that was much colder than when we were out in the sunshine. Just an amazing day, and your pictures show it was that way for you, too. :-)

  7. I would love to frame that first picture! Honestly it felt like I was on that walk with you and could actually feel and smell that cold fresh air.

  8. Sounds like a delightful walk with your husband.

  9. I can almost feel the crisp, cool air just looking at your beautiful photos. I really need to exercise more, but am always too tired or busy. This is not a good excuse. I'll try to get off my duff like you and Tom today and go for a walk.

  10. What a beautiful walk you had. I walked a lot yesterday, only to discover my FitBit wasn't charged. Grrrr.

  11. What a beautiful day it was and your choice of walking location was also pretty swell! The first picture looks so frosty-cold that I feel the urge to put on a coat!


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