Good Times

I haven’t done this in a long time. Two kids to get on the school bus and two dogs to walk before breakfast.

Avarie and Mackenzie tried catching snow flakes on their tongues, hoping for a snow day off of school. It was only flurries down in Roanoke, while Kennett Square, Pennsylvania got buried in 10 inches of the nasty white stuff.

The Appalachian Trail is very near where my grandkids live so I talked Gary into driving me to a trailhead so I could hike a few miles.

It was about 30 degrees and sunny when I started out, but as soon as I got to the top of the ridge, the wind picked up, snow squalls obscured the trail and it just got darn ugly.

Sometimes I’m sweating along the Trail in summer heat, grateful for the smallest puff of cooling breeze. Other times, a massive rock upthrust blocks the wind and I’m so happy for a brief respite. I had planned a 5.9 mile hike but Gary stopped at a closer road crossing and started talking about pulled pork BBQ for lunch. Warm restaurant, BBQ — no brainer! 4.3 miles hiked is good.

I’m glad I got a few miles done, even though it was a teaser hike. I’m happy I got to spend time with my granddaughters. I’m really happy Gary figured out the math homework and that the dog didn’t eat it. It’s all good.

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  1. Laura wacker says

    Love it! What the heck kind of dog is that?

  2. Kelly P Meanix says

    Oh my goodness they are getting so big! It seems like just yesterday Mackenzie was born! Don’t even talk to me about the “new math”!

  3. Andra Rudershausen says

    OMG….the picture of Gary puzzling out the math with your beautiful granddaughters…it’s a treasure. And the dog…hilarious!!! xoAndra

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