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.