Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hike, Eat, Shop - Sun., Sep. 14, 2014

Sunday morning: normal time to sleep in and dream. But we had other plans, namely, a 10K hike in Friedrich Wilderness Park. Susan and I are determined to re-do the faulty instructions (trails closed for habitat restoration and new trails opened) on the 10K Volksmarch. Today we are checking the mileage/km on this hike to make sure the new instructions truly are 10K. Bob and Darren joined in for the cool air and workout.

Susan M., Bob, Darren M.
Susan M. and Bob A.
Our calculations on the 10K hike were spot on. Susan is going to print the new directions and put them in Volksmarch box tonight. That way anyone else who does the Volksmarch won't get lost in the woods. (Well, you can't really get lost...there are trail maps throughout the park. But with the old Volksmarch directions you wouldn't have been able to follow the 10K directions.)

As per usual, after walking 6.2 miles our tummies were saying, "Feed me, feed me." Taco Cabana fed us quesadillas, burritos and tacos per our orders. Mmmm. Satisfying.

Susan and Darren drove home while Bob and I visited Bass Pro Shop where he purchased hiking (trekking) poles. Bass Pro Shop has such interesting stuff for outdoorsy types. Good photo ops abound too!

Islamorada Fish Company restaurant at Bass Pro Shop

Nice decor in this sitting area.

Then we were off to the big box mecca -- Costco -- to stock up on a few food items for our trip. 

Bob is now watching sports/napping. Now that my blog is written, I'm going to take a nap!

Below is a photo of two white-winged doves. I don't know what they're doing, maybe some kind of a mating thing. 

White-winged doves displaying wings.
The End.


  1. you guys are way more ambitious than me. . .so I assume you will keep up your Volksmarch Walks while you travel?

    1. Janice,
      Yes, of course. All of the state capitals are Volksmarches. Plus we will be hiking to many waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I don't know how many of those are Volksmarches but we will be looking them up along the way and do as many as we can.


  2. Love our trekking poles, we take them on most hikes.

    1. I used to pooh-pooh them as being for wimps, but I'll tell you what they sure help with stability and balance on rocky, steep, root-filled trails. Now I use them anytime I think the terrain warrants it. Other people on the trail say, "Sure wish we had some of those." I tell them how much I like the stability and help with balance, not to mention helping me get up steep rocky slopes.


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