Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Partner - Update

Ok, so I am sure most of you guessed it....my partner is my dog.  As much as I would like to hike with another person, (thank you Denise and Matt for offering to hike with me, I will take you both up on it anytime), I have my schedule without a lot of flexibility.  The friends that I have here are all moms and most all of them with younger kids.  I would love to hike as a family, but the boys just aren't big enough yet.  A few more years and they could do it.  So for now, Dodger will do just fine.  And as much as I was freaking myself out last week, it really was just that, mostly just my mind making me worry more than I needed to.  This time around, I knew where I was going, how long it would take, and my trusty pooch to protect me!  Don't worry, I am not going off " Into The Wild".  Just a weekly hike to try and get in shape.  The treadmill just does not cut it..... especially when I am just reminded of how our room needs to be picked up as I am on it.   

We did a tiny hike to the top of Hart Park on Sunday as a family.  We were trying to find something to do together, out of the house, and away from the video games.  It turned out to be a fun little adventure.  We even got to tour Hart Mansion this time and the Bison were out this time too.  I don't think the boys were too interested in the history, but the had fun chasing each other up and down the hill.   


Paula said...

Well, I didn't get that your hiking companion was Dodger until I read Susan's comment! I was getting pretty impressed with the 77 year old! :)
What a great idea to do a family hike...be out in nature and have time to enjoy each other as a family...so healthy, too!
I loved all of the pictures of all of you. You are a great picture-taker, Tasha!
Love to all!

GEKALOLI said...

I'm so happy to hear you have a safe hiking buddy. What a scary adventure last week. Glad you have comfort in your protective friend. And wonderful pictures of the family hike! Hiking is our most favorite family activity as well.