Raise your hand if…today was the first day you went out with the hiking club you joined to get yourself out of your mid-life rut! And, being that it was a “photo walk”, raise your hand if you even remembered to take a few photos along the way. :)
Being the new kid on the block, I felt a little awkward at first, but the leader of the group was kind enough to hang out with me on this walk. We’re both from the same town so we had things we could chat about, which made it more comfortable.
Watching the other 6 or 7 walkers helped me see the group dynamics, and that in itself helped me decide to stay on the fringes for now. A few of them are welcoming; others tended to stay to themselves. That’s ok though, we’re all there for different reasons I suppose.
Well, being that it was a photo hike, I did snap a few photos, though not many. I was busy listening to the Canadian geese and imagining a small log cabin of my very own built along the shoreline. So what if it’s a reservoir! We also saw a spotted salamander, a variety of ducks and one egret swooping overhead. My first thought was, “Oh wow, if only I had my cam…”! Of course it was tucked away at that moment!
It was a good time, a great way to start the weekend. I hope to get myself “out there” with the group as often as I can. They have walks/hikes almost every day of the week, so I have no excuse. Well, except for the fact that I am most definitely NOT ready for any 15-mile mountain hikes, thankyouverymuch! Not yet anyway. I guess if I’m really ready to change myself, I’ll have to make that a goal. Perhaps I’ll sleep on that idea. :)