Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Walking to Recycling Center

So last Saturday I needed to recycle a bunch of stuff and as I was loading it up in my car I noticed that it all fit inside of two bags. It was around 9:00 in the morning and the day was nice, so I decided to walk to the recycling center. Figure I could get some exercise, same some gas, and have a little adventure. It only took me like ten minutes to get there. I saw a wallet on the road, but I didn't touch it. Just wasn't feeling that I should pick it up. On the way back I pass a man that look crazy and homeless. Those are assumptions since I don't know either, but it was odd since he was wearing the exact same shirt and pants from the previous week. Also saw a dead squirrel on my way back, someone must have hit it since I pass by. Made me think of the parts in the bible that tells you not to touch dead animals. In our society (or culture) we drive everywhere so you really don't think of those things. But when you are walking it's different since it takes longer to pass the dead animal. I was only gone twenty minutes, so I'll do that again when I need to recycle.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Hike

Last year my wife and I hiked up Crabtree Falls here in Virginia, this year I went up and did the Henry Lanum trail with my friend Sam. We started out at around 9:00 am and were done right after noon. Trail was 6.2 miles and we did it around three hours, so I think I am starting to get back in hiking shape (somewhat, since I was breathing hard up the trail). It is unfair that Heidi has to stay home with our son as I hike around Virginia. But soon he will be hiking with me all over the place, I hope. I want him to appreciate nature as much as I do and to be able to enjoy it later. I really don't want him growing up addicted to video games that so many of us did as we grew up.

A good example of that is when I was little, if it snowed and we were home from school. Every waken minute was played out in the snow. Now a days kids stay indoors and play video games. Something is wrong there.

I am already starting to plan my next trip, do some ridgeline hiking, solo even. We'll see.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Garden News

My garden is coming up pretty good. I do have moles in my yard and they have discovered my garden. Don't think I can do a whole lot to fight them this season. I talked to my friend and she said that I could laid down chick mess under all the dirt and that should keep them out. So this fall I'll have to work on that for next year. I hope they don't destroy my carrots too bad.