I just know something is a foot, and it's not just the hiking boots. Take a look.
These are MOM's trekking poles. First the hiking boots and now the poles. What is going on? I think we might be going on a really good hike. MOM does not get these things out unless there is something major about to happen, by major I mean a big tough hike. See over the many, many and one more, many years of my MOM sliding into 2nd base and home plate (for some strange reason she has never slid into 3rd only had to dive back). And all those years of climbing mountians, have taken a toll on her left knee. Here are the words of one of her doctors, "Now I don't want to tell you to stop hiking or taking stairs but..." My MOM said, "That's not going to happen, I will continue to do those things." Doctor, "Well then aside from surgery all I can say is use a stick or something when you hike to help your knee and put ten drops on each side of your knee 3 times a day of this stuff." So that's what she has done. Then MOM's wonderful friends gave her these trekking poles for her birthday this year.
(Excuse the quality of the next photos MOM turned off the flash.)
I am so excited it must mean we are going somewhere good.
"MOM, are we going hiking today?"
"No Goosie, why do you ask?"
Why do I ask she says. "Well becasue now the trekking poles have joined the hiking boots, so I thought..."
"You thought what Bubba Goo?"
"I thought it means we are going on a hike, maybe a real good hike that requires poles."
"Not today Goose. But how about we go for a walk."
"Yea OK, but a hike would be even funner."
"I'm sure it would, but for now a walk will have to do."
See friends this is what I call a good hike. It took several hours to get to this point. We hiked up this big mountian, so high that the trees could not grow on top. Then we started a descent into this beautiful area. And you know what was just around at the bottem to the left?
THIS! Doesn't this look way better than just a walk?
Maybe my MOM is getting to old to do the "good" hikes anymore. Maybe she is getting all this suff out to sell in a garage sale. Well you know what? That is just fine with me. I would rather go on just a walk with my MOM than be anywhere else without her.