Friday, February 5, 2010

Nature Walk/Exercise

Yesterday I had to meet my new Tupperware lady (since I am not selling anymore!) in town at 11:30 to give her a few broken items.
I decided that since rain was coming today and we were already in town, and I was lagging behind with my walking goal, we would go walk on the Greenway trail.

Taking the first rest break....

Looks like Danny is on a time-out! :) They said this was the "think chair" :)

The children thought the water in the creek looked like Sweet Tea!! :) It was very orange in a few spots!
One mile down.....

I wanted to walk for an hour, but about 20 minutes into it, Danny said he was feeling bad. He looked kind of pale and said he felt really hot, so we sat and rested a few minutes then decided to go back.
After a short rest, he seemed to feel better and wanted to keep going. We had taken a side branch of the trail that just leads to a trail head and decided to turn around and head into town toward the train. So we walked on....
Taking a break at the new park by the train...

Resting on the swing~

~Balance Beam~
And we are on the way the split. At the beginning of the walk, we took the trail to the right of the picture.

Danny shows where we are headed! :)

The peaceful trail! We saw woodpeckers, cardinals, squirrels, dead deer *eww* :P and lots more birds! Only passed a few other people...oh, and the police were actually patrolling the path!! :O That's the first I saw them out!

Almost back....
Tamara Quinn <3
Danny showing a long pine cone he found. There were some HUGE ones on the trail!! Next time we want to get some that are open a little more and fill them with peanut butter and bird seed and hang them out here for the birds. :)

So, I am guessing that we walked about 80 minutes, although we were on the trail more like 105 minutes. I think we will make this a weekly adventure till it starts getting too warm!

Today we are back to the books! After lunch we are going to clean! This is the first day this week that we are staying home, the first evening we have no plans! Yippee!!
Tomorrow is the 3rd to last Upward game. The children are both really enjoying it!
I've seen a big improvement in Danny's playing and this week, since there weren't as many kids at practice, the coach had more time to spend with them one on one!
Tamara is learning some new cheers again this week.
I'm glad they are having fun, but I will be so ready for it to be over! :)

Hope you all have a blessed weekend!! :)

1 comment:

Jean said...

Bring these cones into house where it is warmer or leave them on sunny window sill.... they then should finish open up.