I didn’t take many pictures of our hike today because I was too busy bribing the kids with marshmallows. Two ‘mallows for every ten minutes of hiking without complaint. But only on the way in. I figured they’d be motivated enough to hike the heck out. And they were.
Actually, I did spend a few minutes madly snapping photos trying to catch a flock of Eastern Bluebirds. They were so beautiful, so many, and so elusive to my camera. I felt like we were walking in a fairy tale movie – they kept fluttering just ahead of us. I finally gave up trying to photograph them and simply enjoyed the moment.
We hiked a little over two miles in and the same out. That’s quite a lot for slow, old, and fluffy. Our pace was faster than usual. We only added ten minutes to our time but we added almost a mile to our distance.
Then I was useless the rest of the day. Tired, hungry, and I couldn’t get warm even with two comforters and a hot water bottle. It wasn’t even uncomfortably cold outside so I don’t know why it hit me like that. But I ate a delicious, hearty dinner a little while ago and I feel much better. Maybe I needed more calories.