Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A walk and a walk

I got up on time today and was out of the house at 6:30 in the dark!!  I looked up at the sky and saw thousands of stars and a crescent moon - so pretty.  It was 30 degrees, no wind and really quite nice.  I walked up the three roads behind my house which are pretty steep hills, but nice when going down!
Walked around town and up and down some of the little streets that are really no more than alleys. 
The one lone chicken was busy eating when I passed by.  Today breakfast looked like bananas and zucchini.

Walked to the farm just at the edge of town where the white cow lives.  Didn't see the white one but this black one stopped eating to take a look at me.
I saw one runner who I see sometimes but she doesn't stop to chat.  She does say good morning now though.  Lisa must have been having a random run around town because we passed each other three times on opposite sides of the street all three times.  Just exchanged a wave and a smile.

The sun was just peaking over the mountain when I got back home.
I walked 6.3 miles - 12,046 steps.
Sunrise: 7:43
Sunset: 6:19
Well, were you wondering what our plans were for today?
After lunch we got in the truck and headed up to Savage River Forrest to check out some walking trails.
Blogger friend Art, from Oh To be Hiking was just there just a few weeks ago and it looked so pretty so I decided I best go there and check it out in person, we live just 25 miles away.  I hope the next time you are in the area Art, you let us know.  We can take a hike together up there. : )

We walked 4 miles along some trails.  We started here on the green trail.
Picked up the red trail.
Here we are walking on the goat trail, which as the name implies is hilly.
Ken walking down the trail.
We took a break and sat on this tree that had fallen across the path, had a drink and  Ken ate an apple and I ate some raisins and dried apricots.
At one point I stopped, looked up and took this picture.
It was a beautiful day - sunny and in the low 50's.  The trails are fun to walk along and I like finding the trail makers which were painted on the trees.  Most were easy to find but the goat trail had black paint and at times we really had to look for them.  No, we didn't see any goats. : ) We would have hiked longer but Ken wasn't feeling all that great.  He had a sinus headache but he was a good sport anyway.  We both look forward to going back and walking more of the trails.  Someday maybe Happy Trails will be just like this. : )

Hope you had a fun day as well.
happyone : )
One of the most tragic things I know 
about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden 
over the horizon
instead of enjoying the roses 
that are blooming outside our windows today.
~Dale Carnegie
Comment replies:
Vee - I don't know about happier but yes, it is nice to have plans. But I like spur of the moment things too. : )

Mary Jo - Oh yes!  We have a life time of plans for Happy Trails.  The plan is one day to have walking trails all over our land.  We are making our own personal park. : )

OE - Time moves along fast!!  We have been up here now for a little over THREE months.


  1. What a beautiful hike! Would love to have some place close like that to hike here. Most of our close hikes are desert, which can also be lovely, but I crave fall leaves. Hope Ken gets feeling better.

  2. I like what Thoreau said:
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

  3. What a beautiful hike! I'm sorry about your husband's sinus headache. Those are not a lot of fun.:-(

    You have some great plans for Happy Trails!

  4. Ohhhh, LC's breakfast made me shudder! What a beautiful place to walk and I loved your "keep looking up" picture!

  5. It was very nice to see a lovely pic of you Karen. The hiking trail looks a fun time.

  6. Hi Happyone! I know exactly what you are talking about...when I grab the paper before daylight, I look up to see the moon and the stars...so beautiful! And that was there all night, watching over me and the house.

    You are quite the hiker! I love how you feel urged to fill your day with life. It's such a gift!


  7. I don't believe you were really at Savage River because I see blue sky! ;^)

    Seriously, its nice to see what that area looks like when it is not raining. I am glad you got in a hike there - it is so nice. And yes, it would be great to get together next time I am up that way.


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