We rambled around for nearly 3 hours, climbing on rocks and generally having a good time.
This has been an odd winter, the ferns were still growing, trillium is up and blooming here and there, there were mushrooms out...all indicators of a super mild winter. I am not complaining at all, I just really hope that bugs are not bad this summer because of it. Still, anything is better than last winter, that was MISERABLE.
I have always loved to go hiking and today was a perfect day for it, not warm, not chilly-it was comfortable to walk and also to sit still and enjoy the views now and then. I was most happy with how much stronger and better balanced I am. Walking daily has really been paying off in so many ways!
Ben wanted to go eat at Sonic, so I made grilled cheese and peach smoothies for lunch. We had some tomato soup too. It was SO yummy! For the smoothies, I tossed a bag of frozen sliced peaches into the blender with a carton of low fat vanilla yogurt and a little low fat Kool Whip I had in the freezer. I put in just enough vanilla almond milk to make it blend easily and turned it on for about a minute. So good, just barely sweet and so thick and creamy, yummers.
We worked the budget and we could still leave on the trip in May if we are really tight, but have found so many advantages to waiting until the much-warmer late summer that we all decided to just keep it that way. Mainly, Matt is excited about having some more days off that he can use to go camping with us and everyone is already talking about the May camping trip we thought we were going to miss. We may have to go camping soon, we all have the bug!