Well — I see that my last blog entry was March, 2017. Good grief! Where did the time go? Oh yeah, I remember — surgery, chemo, work, rather boring doctor visits, accordion practice, taking up knitting, holidays and more work. OK! That’s a good excuse. Right?
I did, however, make my Friday hikes (even on chemo days) mandatory. I missed a few Fridays here and there, but for the most part, you could find me hiking a trail on Friday morning.
I’m rolling all of 2017 and January 2018 together into one picture blog entry (in no particular order). Hope you enjoy the scenery …..
In May, Map Master, Kris, Jacque and I visited Sedona, Arizona and Map Master’s shoe store, A Step Up. If you’re ever in Sedona be sure to visit her (and her sister’s) store. The BEST stylish and comfortable shoes ever. We found time to hike a trail in Sedona. Arizona is SO different from our Colorado Rockies.
Back to Colorado and hiking beautiful Eldorado Canyon trails.
Me and Vickie trying to look TALL. We’re both rather short. For the record, however, she is shorter than me.
In September, Speedy (Suzanne) and I hiked Mt. Falcon Park. It was her first visit to the west side of Mt. Falcon.
We saw all kinds of wildlife. Some moved so fast (squirrels, eagles, hawks), I couldn’t get a picture.
In November Map Master and I had the pleasure of hiking with two great guys — Lasse and Phillip. They were visiting Map Master from Germany. We took them to Eldorado Canyon for some great scenery.
Here are some “trail” pictures.
Map Master and I were hiking a low-land trail and all the underpasses were beautifully painted with murals from different artists. Here Map Master and I tried to mount a painted bike to finish our hike.
I discovered some new hiking trails near Boulder, The trails wander here and there, over (and in) culverts, under barbed wire fences, around construction and water towers — all over the place. You can hike to Louisville or into Boulder’s Gunbarrel area. They have no trail names so I named them “Margaret’s Trails.” The trails are near my ex-husband and his wife’s (Margaret) home. She pointed them out to me at Christmas, so now (to me) they are officially Margaret’s Trails.
This brings us into January 2018. Twice Vickie and I hiked White Rocks Trail in Boulder.
While hiking the White Rock Trail I found a heart rock. People are leaving them all over the Denver Metro area — streets, parks, neighborhoods, etc. What a fun surprise. You can keep it, keep it and replace it, or leave it. We chose to leave the rock for someone else to enjoy.
That just about sums up the past year. There were many more hikes, but I don’t want to bore you with over 100 pictures. You know — like when your aunt and uncle invite you over to see pictures of their trip to Nebraska and 3 hours later you wish you’d gone for that root canal instead!
I leave you with a picture taken January 3rd. A new moon over the foothills as I drove to work on January 3, 2018. What a great way to start the New Year. You just gotta love Colorado!