“Mythical.”


Some things in life can become mythical within my thoughts. My hiking experiences encompass several decades as a Boy Scout, hiking trails in middle and southern Missouri. To becoming a Scout Leader hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail and many other forested trails in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virgina. Nothing prepared me for my first short hike in the Saguaro National Parks East … Continue reading “Mythical.”

Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers


      Just like the early settlers who migrated west walking 20oo-miles, there is a current migration of travelers in recreational vehicles who criss-cross the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, during the fall many RV’ers follow the migratory birds south to warmer climates after the Labor Day weekend celebrated in the US.   Although some RV’ers stay through to October and November to see … Continue reading Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers

“Sidewalks​.”


Sidewalks are the essential life blood of neighborhoods, and big cities. They suffer daily abuse from dirty feet, soiled shoes, muddy boots, canes, and wheels of every sort. Tree roots growing up from beneath, to spread and separate even concrete lines. Sidewalks are exposed to the worst of every form of inclement weather including salt, and shovel scrapes in the winter. The constant blistering heat … Continue reading “Sidewalks​.”

“Object”


WordPress daily word prompt response to “Object.” My recent attendance at a sea shell show peaked my interest in these objects covering the shoreline during my morning beach walk. Many walks along the beach, the objects have never sparked my interest. Now when I walk, I can point out several varieties. When I notice a type within a small area a particular type, I wade … Continue reading “Object”

“Courage to Overcome”


Courage to overcome life’s obstacles is essential, however, what motivators are used to begin and sustain the courage to overcome? Awakening from what I hope was a nightmare is all I could imagine. My eyes were closed as my right hand felt the soft fur of something breathing. The breath reminded me of my ex-husband who is the reason and caused for this hike. However, the … Continue reading “Courage to Overcome”

“Everything Changes” (A love story)


Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe the experience.   Charles and Barbara, a married couple of sixty-five years, walk the beach every morning near their seaside home in Lincoln Oregon. On a chilly spring morning, Charles notices a bottle buried in the sand. … Continue reading “Everything Changes” (A love story)

“The Zone”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.” Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”? I easily find myself in the Twilight Zone of walking, bicycling, or typing. During my walks or riding my bicycle, I listen to music or a book … Continue reading “The Zone”