Yesterday I went hiking, and it was glorious. The weather was perfect – so cool and crisp, with sun and breezes and that smell in the air. You know that air: it smells like campfire and russet leaves on the ground and sweaters and apple cider.
My girls and I talked and walked and marveled at the gorgeous lake and forest.
We made friends with the locals.
And when I got home I could hardly bear to be indoors again after such an incredible afternoon.
I did a little research, and as it turns out we hiked about five miles, all the way around the lake and across the paved and nature trails.
And I was thrilled to discover that the lake trails will be a perfect place for biking! I just got my new (eek!) bike today, and I’m so excited to ride it around the local trails, to the farmer’s market, to the coffeeshops and yoga.
Photos and maiden voyage experience to come soon. In the meantime, pray for my bike safety, as I do not fully trust my grace and/or personal coordination.