Thursday, September 13, 2012

A'Hiking We Did Go

Yesterday we threw our small packs in the car and took off to do some hiking in this beautiful fall-ish weather. It was windy and overcast but also warmer than we had expected.

The uphill was a bit strenuous. Or at least the lactic acid burning in my thigh and buttock muscles claimed it was. Dagnabbit, I sure would have thought I would have been in better shape after a summer of gardening and work around home. But as my dear husband tried to explain to me, when we're hiking or climbing, we use an entirely different set of muscles (or at least use them in a different way) than we do otherwise. (His muscles were "talking" to him, too.)

No matter. We both made it without damaging our bodies in the least. No after effects this morning. And there's no doubt the exertion (puff-puff), fresh air and relaxing effect was good for us.

Hiking boots, resting boots. Even without bright sunlight the whole hike was gorgeous.

Frost warning for us tonight. I'm thinking it won't happen though. But I'll be sure to close the cold frames over the tomatoes and peppers . . . just in case.

20 comments:

Kelly said...

What a pretty view!!!

Katidids said...

Yea! Glad you were able to take a break and sneak away for a day. The pending projects will still be there when you get back, beautiful days like this won't be.

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Wow so great you guys got out there and enjoyed the day :)

judy said...

you didn't tell me you lived so close to heaven? nice boots

Qwaynt said...

beautiful pictures

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous view!

The Weekend Homesteader said...

What a gorgeous view! Wow, a frost warning. We're getting down in the 60s at night, and I thought that was a nice break from the heat.

fullfreezer said...

What a wonderful getaway. I went for a walk the other day but it wasn't nearly as spectacular.
Judy

Mama Pea said...

Kelly - It was indeed! And worth the climb.

Mama Pea said...

Katidids - Yep, the most desirous time to be out-of-doors up here is September and October. And there's no doubt the pending projects will still be here when we get back to them! Darn.

Mama Pea said...

Jane - Can you believe we actually did it?

Mama Pea said...

judy - That's a nice line, m'dear. I'll have to remember it.

Mama Pea said...

Qwaynt - Thank you!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - We saw a couple others that day, too. Really nice even though the colors are juuuust starting to be pretty.

Mama Pea said...

The Weekend Homesteader - Ha! Frost, my foot! We only got down to 48. Who makes these forecasts anyway??

Mama Pea said...

Judy - You should have come with us!!

Carolyn Renee said...

What a wonderful looking jaunt! Jaunt. My word for the day. And hey, I go offline and the next stinking day you do a giveaway?!?! I cry foul! Just kidding :) Enjoy the nice cool temps....we're in the upper SIXTIES!! I put a long sleeve flannel on this morning (although I don't think I really needed it).

Mama Pea said...

CR - Do you know I actually thought of you being AWOL when I put up the give-a-way? Sorry 'bout that! So glad to hear that you've FINALLY cooled off. (Your weather, I mean. Not you.)

Erin said...

Glad you got out, I love the photo of the boots :)

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Wish you could have joined us!