Imagine my surprise when Leonard said, “Let’s go for a two mile hike.” In nearly 26 years I’ve never heard those words come from his lips!
He wanted something close and something with a “view.” So I took him to the Broomfield Lake Link trails where the foothills look so close, you think you can walk to them. But you can’t. That would be more like a 14 mile hike.
I’m not sure what exactly Leonard was expecting on this two mile hike. But with his requests for something close and something with a view, he forgot to say that he wanted some type of motorized vehicle to hike with — like a Segway.
He started out pretty happy …..
….. but soon realized he needed to revise his statement from two miles to .56 miles. That’s where he found the first bench. I was patient. OK — I was patient for about 30 seconds, but then got him moving again.
That is — until we arrived at the NEXT bench. (I had no idea there were so many benches on the Lake Link trail.)
It was about 2:30 p.m. when we reached the halfway mark. I told him we’d best turn around if we wanted to be home by DARK!
As he shuffled through the last mile he did say something like, “I’m sure this is good for you.”
“Yes it is,” I said, “how about we do this every Sunday?”
“I’ll think about it,” he said. (Which in “mom” language means NOT A CHANCE!) “But it sure will be nice to be home.”
All quotes are verbatim. This post was approved by Leonard.