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    • I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating.

      Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!
    • Trillium wrote:

      I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating.

      Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!
      Baby steps. You'll get there. Had my meniscus surgery just a few days before Christmas last year. First time out walking was like half a block. April l hiked 170 miles in VA and then the Whites in July.
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    • Trillium wrote:

      I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating.

      Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!
      That is a start Trillium. Take it slow and easy and you will be back out there in no time.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • Trillium wrote:

      I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating.

      Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!
      Sorry to hear of your injury, but glad to see you are back out on the trails! :thumbup:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      Trillium wrote:

      I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating.

      Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!
      Sorry to hear of your injury, but glad to see you are back out on the trails! :thumbup:
      Like he said ^
    • Thanks very much guys! (insert emoji blowing a kiss to all of you)

      Since my post above, I was in Chicago for a week and was the primary person taking care of Bella since the son-in-law was in Albuquerque shooting a wedding and my daughter was working. We walked all over north Chicago. Bella got quite a workout. Her favorite is going to the dog beach and running with the other dogs. My favorite is walking along the Lake Michigan shoreline. One of the days we were able to go 7.2 miles; although Bella went further if all her running on the beach with the other dogs could be measured. She is so funny; she hates the water and sometimes as she's running along with the other dogs, they run into Lake Michigan but she comes to a screeching halt on the wet sand then stands there looking longingly at them to come out and wondering just why the heck they would want to get wet.

      I have 2 hikes scheduled during the next 7 days. Will report back next weekend. :)
    • Kathy and I, plus our dog, went for a short walk today, with our dog Tora.
      It was a 2ish mile walk in a county nature preserve.
      About 1/2 the trail was along some wet lands with good views of ducks and geese.
      The other 1/2 was through woods with signs of deer, although we didn't actually see any.
      Temperature was in the low 40s with no wind and a partly sunny sky. It was a pretty perfect day for a walk.
    • LIhikers wrote:

      Kathy and I, plus our dog, went for a short walk today, with our dog Tora.
      It was a 2ish mile walk in a county nature preserve.
      About 1/2 the trail was along some wet lands with good views of ducks and geese.
      The other 1/2 was through woods with signs of deer, although we didn't actually see any.
      Temperature was in the low 40s with no wind and a partly sunny sky. It was a pretty perfect day for a walk.
      Glad you were able to get out. Heading to Washington DC tomorrow, so should get a little walking in between all the museums and monuments.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      Kathy and I, plus our dog, went for a short walk today, with our dog Tora.
      It was a 2ish mile walk in a county nature preserve.
      About 1/2 the trail was along some wet lands with good views of ducks and geese.
      The other 1/2 was through woods with signs of deer, although we didn't actually see any.
      Temperature was in the low 40s with no wind and a partly sunny sky. It was a pretty perfect day for a walk.
      Glad you were able to get out. Heading to Washington DC tomorrow, so should get a little walking in between all the museums and monuments.
      So what did you get to see in DC?
    • LIhikers wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      Kathy and I, plus our dog, went for a short walk today, with our dog Tora.
      It was a 2ish mile walk in a county nature preserve.
      About 1/2 the trail was along some wet lands with good views of ducks and geese.
      The other 1/2 was through woods with signs of deer, although we didn't actually see any.
      Temperature was in the low 40s with no wind and a partly sunny sky. It was a pretty perfect day for a walk.
      Glad you were able to get out. Heading to Washington DC tomorrow, so should get a little walking in between all the museums and monuments.
      So what did you get to see in DC?
      Yeah did 15 miles in one day. We drove up on Monday and stopped in the evening at Arlington Cemetery. 4th time to DC myself, but first time I had been there and seen the tomb of the unknown soldier(s). Impressive and solemn.

      Tuesday took the subway from the Pentagon City to Smithsonian. Had taken my oldest and youngest sons 3 years ago, but first trip to DC for my middle son. We walked through the mall to the Library of Congress (checking out monuments, capital, supreme court on the way). After that we walked back to Smithsonian Air and Space (I always love seeing Lindbergh and Spirit of St Louis, and Stanley (Standford car won DARPA Challenge, covered case at least 50 times with my classes)). First time I went to Smithsonian Art (son really enjoyed Asian exhibits, he was born in Singapore and speaks Chinese and Japanese). Next Smithsonian American History, then White House. From there on to Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, MLK, FDR, and eventually Jefferson memorial. Took the Circuit bus from there to Union Station to eat (I knew there would be plenty of variety there). Then took subway back.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Since my 4th trip, my son took more pictures than me. But here are a few.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • LIhikers wrote:

      That sounds like quite a trip.
      Glad to hear you guys enjoyed.
      As an aircraft mechanic I used to think the Air and Space Museum was fascinating.
      It pales in comparison to the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio.
      At least that's what I think now.
      Yeah, we were going to take part of an extra day, but we got it into one (plus the evening before) so we could back home before Thanksgiving Thursday.

      That reminds of the first time I saw Niagara Falls after just seeing Falls Iguazu in Brazil and Argentina a few months earlier. I asked my wife where it was, since it was nothing compared to that. When I went to Niagara Falls a few years ago I was much more impressed, as Falls Igauzu was now more of distant memory.

      I assume the Air Force put the Museum in Dayton due to the Wright brothers.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • odd man out wrote:

      btw, last time we were in DC, the American Indian Museum (east of A&S museum) had a fantastic food court with a great variety of native American foods. Healthy too. Great exhibits too.
      When we walked by we wondered if they had been given any flack about changing the name.
      Next time will have to stop in.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      That sounds like quite a trip.
      Glad to hear you guys enjoyed.
      As an aircraft mechanic I used to think the Air and Space Museum was fascinating.
      It pales in comparison to the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio.
      At least that's what I think now.
      Yeah, we were going to take part of an extra day, but we got it into one (plus the evening before) so we could back home before Thanksgiving Thursday.
      That reminds of the first time I saw Niagara Falls after just seeing Falls Iguazu in Brazil and Argentina a few months earlier. I asked my wife where it was, since it was nothing compared to that. When I went to Niagara Falls a few years ago I was much more impressed, as Falls Igauzu was now more of distant memory.

      I assume the Air Force put the Museum in Dayton due to the Wright brothers.
      and there’s an Air Force base there, I lived there as a kid,
      In life there are no limitations. Except stupidity. If you're stupid, you're screwed.

      Stephan Pastis
    • LIhikers wrote:

      That sounds like quite a trip.
      Glad to hear you guys enjoyed.
      As an aircraft mechanic I used to think the Air and Space Museum was fascinating.
      It pales in comparison to the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio.
      At least that's what I think now.
      I was at the A&S Museum the day it opened. I was a senior in high school in the MD suburbs and took the subway in for opening day. As an aviation museum, it is limited by its size. So to show their bulk of their collection they opened an annex at a large facility by Dulles Airport. Here they have an amazing display of great planes. I didn't get there until my central VA hike 5 years ago. I flew to BWA and took Amtrak to Chalottsville but had a whole day layover so I took the subway/bus to Dulles and finally go to see it. (Eola Gay, Space Shuttle, SR71, etc...). I will have to get to Dayton sometime. I wonder how it compares.
    • odd man out wrote:

      LIhikers wrote:

      That sounds like quite a trip.
      Glad to hear you guys enjoyed.
      As an aircraft mechanic I used to think the Air and Space Museum was fascinating.
      It pales in comparison to the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio.
      At least that's what I think now.
      I was at the A&S Museum the day it opened. I was a senior in high school in the MD suburbs and took the subway in for opening day. As an aviation museum, it is limited by its size. So to show their bulk of their collection they opened an annex at a large facility by Dulles Airport. Here they have an amazing display of great planes. I didn't get there until my central VA hike 5 years ago. I flew to BWA and took Amtrak to Chalottsville but had a whole day layover so I took the subway/bus to Dulles and finally go to see it. (Eola Gay, Space Shuttle, SR71, etc...). I will have to get to Dayton sometime. I wonder how it compares.
      I considered that as part of a second day, but this son not that much into airplanes. Also wife glad to get us back earlier. Original plan was to leave around 3pm on second day and spend night in Knoxville.
      Thinking back now, perhaps we could of met up with TJ for some homemade biscuits. :D
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Yesterday Kathy and I, on our way home from REI, stopped at a local county park for a walk with our dog.
      I'm guessing that we covered about 3 miles and finished just as it was getting too dark to see where we were walking.
      On the way home we stopped at Dunkin Donuts for coffee, hot chocolate and an apple fritter.
      The best part was having time together! Life gets so busy that we don't get much uninterrupted time together so this was very nice.
      It was a great way to end a weekend that was filled by going to a wake and funeral.
      One of our very best friends died of cancer after only being sick for 3 months.
      It made us realize that we need to live life in a way that's enjoyable, and fulfilling as well as taking care of the things we have to do.
      Let me encourage you to live life to the fullest with the people you care about
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      Kathy and I, along with our dog, took a walk on the Nassau/Suffolk Trail this afternoon.
      We started around 2:30 and hiked out for 2.5 miles, turned around and hiked back.
      Even though this is a suburban trail we only passed 1 person. We did see quite a few people on a near-by, paved, bicycle path and no one on the dirt mountain bike trail. All 3 of these trails are on a narrow corridor of government land. The sky was completely overcast so it was a gray day but the temperature was in the high 30s and there was no wind. A good day for a walk really. The only down side was that I wish we had started sooner so that we could have walked longer/farther. Where we had parked the car we were supposed to be out by sunset, that's what dictated the length of our walk. But, something is better than nothing. :)
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      LIhikers wrote:

      Kathy and I, along with our dog, took a walk on the Nassau/Suffolk Trail this afternoon.
      We started around 2:30 and hiked out for 2.5 miles, turned around and hiked back.
      Even though this is a suburban trail we only passed 1 person. We did see quite a few people on a near-by, paved, bicycle path and no one on the dirt mountain bike trail. All 3 of these trails are on a narrow corridor of government land. The sky was completely overcast so it was a gray day but the temperature was in the high 30s and there was no wind. A good day for a walk really. The only down side was that I wish we had started sooner so that we could have walked longer/farther. Where we had parked the car we were supposed to be out by sunset, that's what dictated the length of our walk. But, something is better than nothing. :)
      In the suburban trails around me I see very few people on dirt forest paths (and there are some nice ones), and lots of people walking wider paved paths (rail-trail and such). I think your average suburban homeowner fears being alone in the woods, with ticks and critters. You should see my town's community FB page. Crazed warning about coyotes sightings, how can I kill all the dangerous chipmunks in my yard, and that sort of thing.

      And I almost never see any kids playing in the woods anymore, that is the saddest thing of all.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier