Nature vs. Nurture? Let’s Do Both.

I can really get used to these sunny days.  It was up to 60 degrees so what better thing to do than go for a hike!  It’s so nice to find ‘real’ trails.  Trails that are beautiful and can be accessed year round.  The ones near my house are switchbacks up the side of the mountains.  Nice for training in the summer but that’s about it.  Look at this!

and this:

This hike was Drift Creek Falls.  My daughter and husband seemed surprised at my excitement and told me there are trails like this all over!   Paradise!  I will bombard you with nature now.

(I may have to frame this one.  )

What’s a trail without a suspension bridge?  Ruthy the dachsund may or may not be encouraging   pulling me across the bridge………


Miko the wonder dog:


looking down at the falls from the bridge.



Hey – it’s nature.


Everyone enjoyed themselves

Once we got home, it was time to unpack, rearrange, move boxes, rearrange again.  All part of moving. 


It’s always hard to remember what is in every box, but, thank goodness someone even labeled  the clear plastic bags. 

Meanwhile Finn and I watched educational tv

I ran a few miles on Friday and then the hike yesterday and I feel the need to stretch those hips.  Ugh I hate stretching but apparently it has to be a part of my life now……

I hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.

One step at a time,






One thought on “Nature vs. Nurture? Let’s Do Both.

  1. So glad you got a beautiful day and found a beautiful hike! Oregon is known for some amazing hikes. Wish I could of just hopped over and joined you!! Finn looks so big on tiny Mandy!!


    Life is precious, life is fragile and life is short. Live each day with kindness & mindfulness.

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