1. Take a few minutes out of my busy schedule to 'Set everybody straight on the internet about politics, guns, and religion.
2. Take a walk.
I decided to accept the challenge,
...to take the road less travelled,
...to overcome, achieve, and excel!
I decided to just take a walk at...
Mike is a superb artist, and works with, well, anything. If he'll let me, I'll do a blog on just he, Brenda, their house, and his art some day.
Mike and Kitty
Hey Kitty, you probably don't want to chase a stick, do you?
You bet! "Dog" is terrible at fetch! Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Huh? Now?
Please!!! Now is good!!!
We took a walk to check it out...
Mind you now, the expression "taking a walk" means different things to different people. I have a friend who power-walks her neighborhood in San Diego. If it's dry and above 70F. Unless she sees an unleashed dog, then she turns around. I don't understand, but I do know that it's a very real fear for her.
"Taking a walk" out here has its own, shall we say, challenges. It's wet. The rocks are wet. Your boots aren't exactly "traction masters". Some of the paths are mere 10-12 inch outcroppings of stone...10-20 feet above the next outcrop... which is 10-20 feet above the next, and then another drop to the river. And anything that doesn't move... is capped with that green moss that's so prevalent in the PNW. My brain tells me that the rock's solid while my heart wonders whether or not some of that soft green moss will break away and disappoint some of my next of kin and all of my bankers? Oh, and there are animal tracks in the softer areas that my friend from SD would not want to contemplate. Not your dog. Not your kitteh.
Three falls... One just before the horizontal log afar, one just after, and another at the lower part of the picture. It would be so much fun to run this in a kayak. After I get my shoulder fixed. And my back, maybe. Shoulder for sure, but back? Nyah... too scary.
the Green Eye
Just more river. When are we going to see something good?
This is a good spot for kayakers to pull out for a break. Take a little swim to "cool off".
Many feet above the river, it's time to start back. This is looking at the "trail" outcropping on the right side of the image. Tricky. Crappy pic, no sense of perspective, but it's actually a Long Way Down to the water. And, wet with sweat, I'm starting to get cold. My hips and legs are on fire. I should have brought my nitro tabs. I'm getting really tired. And...
Was it worth it?
For the rest of the day I have pathetically little to look forward to as I trudge through my meager existence... one aching foot in front of the other, towards... Maybe the hot tub! Some dry clothes. A blunt the size of my trigger finger. FOOD! (Cheetos are food) Peaceful, relaxing sleep...
So. If you ever get het-up about politics, guns, and/or religion...