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Beauty and Rigamarole - April 2017
Beauty and Rigamarole - April 2017

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Many Things to Celebrate - Sun., May 12

Happy Mother's Day. Happy 23rd anniversary to us. Happy birthday to Aaron and Iain. Many celebrations today.

Bob and I went our separate ways this morning. He ran 10 miles on the Riverwalk, and I hiked five miles at Government Canyon Natural Area with Hill Country Hikers. Both of us enjoyed our respective forms of exercise.

The hiking group started at 8:00 a.m. and we did five miles in two hours. Quite a few new hikers joined in today. I think we had about 15 people. Today's hike was a walk in the park - mostly level, easy trails with just a few rock and root trippers.

Hiking down into the canyon.
A portion of the canyon floor.

Brown-eyed Susans and blue-star
Bunny frozen in place.
Prairie larkspur.
Government Canyon State Natural Area - A path we didn't take.
Another 2.5 mile hike was next on a different trail in the park. We could opt out of the shorter hike and three of us did. After 8.8 miles yesterday, I felt five miles was enough for today. My feet thanked me profusely for not adding blisters.

I went back to the 5er (5th wheel trailer). Bob had not returned from his run. I started making our anniversary brunch thinking he'd return at any time. He came in the door with just enough time to shower before brunch was ready. I made scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms and avocado, heated refried beans, and cut up strawberries.

We relaxed for the rest of the day and had Papa John's Pizza for dinner while we watched the Survivor finale. I was very happy Cochran won.

I hope all the moms had a great Mother's Day celebration.

Travel Bug out.


9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful hike! You two have been very busy!

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    1. So have you two! I'm loving your adventures and happy you're finally seeing the west.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful day! We enjoy starting our days off with outdoor pursuits whenever possible as well. It clears the head and makes the rest of the day seem to just float by.

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    1. Let's keep up with each other. One of these days/months, it would be fun to go hiking/walking with you.

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  3. Lots to celebrate for sure. Happy Anniversary!

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  4. What a cool walk you had yesterday. And brunch sounded wonderful...all in a great day. Happy Anniversary.

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    1. Thank you. The walk was a good one, for sure. And of course brunch tasted even better because we worked up appetites.

      Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

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  5. Happy Anniversary. I think we love hiking as much as you do. Enjoy

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