Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and whatever else you’re celebrating! I’m going to do the thankful part first for a change. Don’t you love it when you’ve had your feelings hurt over something that turns out to be a big miscommunication? Sometimes, I just have to pull up my big girl panties and say, “You know, I was taken aback by…” and usually, I find out that either I misinterpretted something, something got lost in email-translation, or some other version of it was just a big misunderstanding happened.
I’m thankful that something I’d been stewing on was indeed, an unintended oversight. The air is clear and life is indeed good.
Gretchen wrote a very happy post about some of the friends we see on our walks. I’m glad she left out the snakes, newts, lizards… At least I’ve raised a little girl with a VERY diverse collection of friends!
So… I thought I’d share some of their “off-road” moments with you. Here, they’re sporting their Insectshield bandanas and taking a scent map-reading pause. (I just discovered Insectshield no longer sells retail… you can find dog goodies under the Buff name through many retailers. I was given Insectshield bandanas by the company to try, and we are big fans, but haven’t purchased the “new to us” Buff version yet.)
DIVA poses here by the new trail-block. Seems the same system that produced hail and some tornadoes north of us last week took down some of the dead wood in the woods. Our most rustic trails are currently not usable, but that’s okay because they were beyond the maintained paths anyway. We’ll visit them again this fall, once the snakes and ticks have disappeared for the cool months.
We really enjoy walking by the river too. There are a couple of boat landings on our route, and this is the least-used of the two, but oddly, is the girls’ favorite. Sis is VERY careful to stay on the shallow ledge, and Gg prefers to wade in creeks and streams, but will sometimes venture to the edge as well.
Do you do any off-road walking?