Our weekend started with some green smoothies. This one had 1/2 a honey-dew, a bunch of parsley, a banana and some water … It might sound weird but it’s not. It’s all kinds of delish and I DOUBLE DUTCH DARE you to try it. 🙂
This is my favourite time of year to hike around the lake because there aren’t too many people around. It’s a great place to get physcial, give Fergus a good walk and get Gerry away from the computer for a while – as well as communing with nature – all at the same time.
Rather then do our usual route, we decided to take things up a notch so we climbed the Dr. Lewis J Clark trail (not to be confused with Lewis & Clark), which on the map looked like a bit of a challenge but we felt up to it.
And as for Fergus – he’s our little billie-goat who is always up for a hike the woods.
This trail was A LOT harder then we thought. *laugh* There was some steep climbing going on but we soldiered on and found the Lewis J Clark plaque halfway up.
and then managed to make it to the top of the hill where Gerry did a Rocky Dance.
It was tough work to get up that hill … it should be called a mountain. What’s the technical difference between a mountain and a hill anyway?
We managed to get all the way to the top where the sun dial/map thingy was (it’s not a sun dial at all. I don’t know what to call it. A marker? A thingy that points at different things to look at? Help!). Anyway, it was a great spot to stop and reflect on our hard work getting up that high.
Then we had to climb down …
I think going down was almost harder … but looking at all the beautiful Arbutus trees in the rain made up for my wobbly weak knees on the way down.
On the drive home Gerry and I reflected on how before we had Fergus in our lives … I could barely make it up a flight of stairs because of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I am so unbelievably thankful for Fergus coming into my life and helping me to become more physically active and incredibly grateful for my body now having the strength and power to hike to the top of a treacherous hill without any physical repercussions.
I will never take my body for granted. It’s amazing it’s survived what I’ve put it through and it’s still serving me well. 🙂
Although, I will admit to taking a nap when we got home…
…but look at my cuddle buddy. How can you blame me?