Every morning I’ve been walking four miles up and down the boonies country road. Two miles there, two miles back. In one direction, I walk to an old cemetery. In the other direction, I walk to an old abandoned house. Either way, it’s a four-mile round trip. The road is narrow, secluded, quiet and beautiful. It follows along a creek. Sometimes the creek is wide, sometimes the creek is narrow. Sometimes the creek is right by the road and other times it’s down a steep bank that if the road was icy and your car slid off, you’d be DEAD, I tell you, DEAD. (No, I’m not dramatic, why do you ask?)
I spied this very cool cave just off the road and brought the kids back to see it. They jumped out of the car, piled down the steep bank. I stood there, saying, WAIT. No one waited. I said, but I’m going to break my neck getting down there, this is a bad idea. They said, COME ON, MOMMY. Then my daughter came back up and grabbed my camera and took off. What was I going to do? I had to follow my camera!
I didn’t break my neck or anything, but it was scary. Then it was cool. The cave is on land about a mile and a half up the road from the farmhouse where I’m living. Some of my cousins’ relatives once hid cattle and horses there when the Confederate soldiers came through. There’s a waterfall, and it was just the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. The kids had tons of fun climbing on rocks and exploring every crevice.
You never know what you’ll find when you go out walking! So……. Who wants to walk with me? I mean, not necessarily walking. Could be anything! Any kind of exercise. But it has to be real exercise. No lifting the remote and calling that a day. :no: It’s February. We still have time to be hot-hot-hot by shorts season. :yes: So join me. Pipe in here with a comment, tell me what you’re going to do to get moving, get exercising, get HOT, and I’ll have one of my kids pick a comment number on Monday to win a special PAX League prize to celebrate the release of Deep Blue–a PAX League totebag!!
Okay, come on. You know you want to!!
Once a month, I’ll do a Free Book Friday: Walk With Me blog and you can report in about your progress the past month and have another chance to win WITHOUT answering one of my nutso contest questions, LOL.