Feb. 20, 2019

MAKE EVERYDAY....AN ADVENTURE.

CUBBY USUALLY WALKS BESIDE ME BUT...WHEN HE NEEDS A BATHROOM BREAK...HE RUNS AHEAD TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT SPOT.

DOESN'T THIS TRAIL LOOK INVITING... LOOK LIKE AN ADVENTURE? THIS IS THE "EXPECTED" TRAIL, WIDE AND TAME, BUT...JUST AROUND THE NEXT CORNER....THE 'WILDNESS' AND "UNEXPECTED" CLIMBS BEGIN. TRY ADDING A LITTLE ADVENTURE TO YOUR LIFE. FIND A TRAIL, A COUNTRY ROAD, OR A PATH THROUGH THE WOODS AND START WALKING.

ENJOY A LASTING LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE!

SOME DAYS...THE SPILLWAY IS CALM BUT....AFTER A HEAVY RAIN...YOU CAN EXPECT LOTS OF ACTIVITY. NATURE ALWAYS PROVIDES SOMETHING TO WATCH--SEE--ENJOY.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE RAGING WATERS OF THE SPILLWAY. NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL...EVEN WHEN IT'S ANGRY, EXCITED, TRANQUIL, OR WILD!

NO ONE IS MORE-FUN TO BE WITH--DAY AFTER DAY--ON NATURE'S TRAILS.....THAN MY BEST FRIEND, BIG DOG-CUBBY DOG!

THIS IS A SMALL BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER. THIS WEEK, CUBBY AND I WERE FASCINATED WITH ALL THE WATER WE WALKED IN..AROUND...AND THROUGH... AT THE SPILLWAY DAM.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT "BIG DOG" AND I ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO, REGULARLY, CHALLENGE THE COLD AND BAD WEATHER TO WALK THE TRAILS. SEEMS MOST PEOPLE "OUR AGE" WANT PREDICTABILITY....LIKE WARM WEATHER, SUNNY SKIES, AND DRY SURFACES.

THOSE PEOPLE WOULD NEVER HAVE "MADE IT" ON MY JOURNEY OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA! BUT--ON THE OTHER HAND--THOSE PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY LIVING STRESS-FREE AND FINANCIALLY SECURE.

A FEW TIMES, I'VE ASKED MYSELF: "SALLY, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO EXCHANGE ALL THOSE FIRST-EVER PHOTOS, CLIFF-HANGING MOMENTS, OR ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES----FOR A WORRY-FREE AND SECURE LIFE?"

MY ANSWER IS ALWAYS IMMEDIATE: "NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES....NO."