Thursday, February 23, 2006

Walking Alone

This afternoon, I headed out by myself. DH was working with his cousin and my destination did not allow dogs. I took an 11k volkswalk that started at the park district in Beaverton and traipsed through the Nike World Headquarters then on to the Nature Park. I crossed the MAX tracks and wandered back through another park and a few neighborhoods. It was a walk with a wide variety of milieus.

I have not walked through the Nike grounds before even though I drive by it often. It is a really nice campus and there were a couple of joggers. The nature park is one of my favorite places to walk, except dogs are not allowed. There are miles of trails both paved and unpaved. I often see bunnies, Gartner snakes and a variety of ducks and birds. Today though, I saw only a few mallard ducks and one robin. I love the solitude and the time to think.

One of the best parts was that I finished just as the sky opened up and the rain poured on down. Walking in the mist is fine, but it sure gets cold when it comes down like that.

10 comments:

Hick said...

Beautiful! makes me want to go out for a walk...

Mark said...

I hope you wore your Nikes on that hollowed ground.

jgf said...

Hick, a lot of your posts get me out walking. I'd love to go in your neighborhood sometime!

Sorry, Mark. I can't wear Nikes; they just don't fit right. Maybe it was a good thing I didn't get arrested for wearing Saucony.

ABFreedom said...

Great! .... all that exercise you did made me tired ... know I gotta take a nap... LOL

Looks like a great place ...

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Is that a pic of you?

jgf said...

AB, we need to get you out once in a while.

It is, Patrick.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Funny, your face is so familiar. It's like I know you. Wasn't Casey fed up not going for a walk?

jgf said...

He drove me nuts until I took him out this morning. How he remembers that he didn't go out yesterday is wierd. DH & I have discussed how dogs percieve time. It's a mystery to me how his mind works. (The dog not DH!)

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

LOL. My dogs can definitely tell time. I see you got rain and we didn't. I'm jealous.

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

You look so beautiful in the picture. (smiling)