Patience is a virtue. Since you waited so long for me to post, I’m going to make it up to you by adding some lovely pictures. Go ahead, scroll down. Hopefully I won’t forget everything I have to tell you.
Let me start by saying that “The Walk” went well. We had two runners and three walkers covering our 37 mile stretch. Jo and I walked the last 12 miles together. Here we are at our starting post.
A couple notable events: We saw a turkey cross the road. That might be the first turkey I have ever seen up here. During our stretch of pavement, we wondered how the heck we walked that whole way the last few years. Jo kept saying that it was nice not to be walking on “stumps.” Yes, we could actually feel our feet by the end of it!
Next year’s adventure is scheduled for May 9, 2012. That one will be a doozy. Stay tuned for details!
If you have experienced any kind of media today, you probably already know that the Northern Lights made an appearance last night. A crew of us walked outside at around 10:30 pm to watch them fill up the whole north half of the sky. I have never seen that phenomenon where they all meet at the halfway point and turn the rest of the sky green. From here, they were only green, but a spectacle as always.
Today I went for a hike up Keweenaw Mountain. Oh, did I need that. I thought I might find some Harboresque pictures for you, so I took my camera.
Below is the “bear” made out of a fallen over tree stump. It gets me every time -- even when I know it’s the stump, I think, “oh, but there could really be a bear there this time!” Come on, use your imagination... he even has a face! He looks like he's coming at me with a stick. Run!
I also saw this little birdie eating something white. Do you know what kind of bird this is? It made a beautiful sound.
As I looked back at the nose of Brockway Mountain, I thought you might like to see its yellow colors reflecting in the little pond.
Here is another shot with the Garden Brook Valley as the dip in the middle.
Other than that, I AM FREE!!! and it feels wonderful.