Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Friday, August 17, 2012

A new route

The sun greeted me as I started my walk this morning.
There are four main routes that I walk along.
  • The Lake Route
  • The Pond Route
  • The Connect the Path Route
  • The Road Route
Sometimes I take little detours off these routes or add a little before or after the route.  Then there are the days that I don't walk on any route and just have a random walk.  I like having options. : )
Today I was going to walk 'the road route' but when I got to the path that is closed for a month there were no workers there yet so I went down the path to see what they were doing.
The only thing I saw were these dirt piles on each side of the path for a bout a quarter of mile.
 Looks like they buried something - drains, cable?  Anyway there was no problem walking along it till the end.
Walked along the path and took an off shoot here to a road.
 Looks like fall along the road here with the sycamore trees leaves all coming down. 
Walking along here I happened to spot a deer munching on a bush right next to this house.  He's right there in the middle of the picture.
I stopped here and took a look off the bridge at the little stream that looks as though it would like a little more water to be flowing in it.
From here I just wandered my way back home along two more paths and a couple more roads.
I really liked this new route today and will make it my number 5 walking route.  : )
Only came across two other people out this morning.
63 degrees and sunny.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 6:23
Sunset 7:59
I haven't done all that much today.  I've been on the computer and have been reading.  Every so often I get up and take a walk around the house to get some more steps in.  I can just sit still for just so long. : )

I got some things packed and ready to go so I would be ready to go if we decided to go up to the country this evening.  Ken came home from work early at 3:15 but we decided not to go this evening but wait and go early tomorrow morning.  We went over to the old house and loaded some things in the truck to take with us.  It still hasn't rained but I think the rain is coming over night.  The weather report for western Maryland looks quite nice for tomorrow.

Before coming back home we stopped and had pizza for supper at Pasta Blitz.  Then a stop at Safeway to replenish our ice cream.
Tonight I'll be having some Turkey Hill Chocolate Chip Mint.

Hope you had a great Friday.
Don't worry about a thing,
every little thing is gonna be alright.
~Bob Marley
Comment replies:
Vee - No, I didn't write the words. : )  Races are held quite often around the lake and it was written for the competitors.
Auntie - No, still no name.  We just keep saying up to the country.


Vee said...

I had to stop and think what question I'd asked...don't worry...it came to me.

Wonder if the people who live in that house would be surprised to see a deer munching their bush. I think we don't have a clue what's out there all around us. You are the exception.

Sounds like a nice route to take...The Creek Path...or something.

Have fun up country!

Beth said...

I enjoyed walking with you again today. Lovely photos.

Retired Knitter said...

I don't seem to have as many options for walking as you do. Where I am located here, we are sort of not connected to as many possibilities.

Kerri Farley said...

What a beautiful image to greet the day with! LOVE it!
Wishing you safe travels on your trip to the country!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh look at the leaves... Where trees lose their leaves early, it does look more like Autumn.

Wonder how many individual streams you can walk by, on all of your morning walks? Or could they be just 1 or 2? Simply winding around and around?

I ask because I am mesmerized by little streams!!! :-)

And if you keep saying Up-To-The-Country, that is a fine name too!


Anonymous said...

How great to have so many routes to walk - this looked an interesting one. How quick the leaves are turning this year - we noticed the colours changing on a few of the trees in our area.