I haven't been getting enough exercise lately
(lately being the last few years)...
In fact, I've been way too deficient about getting
the ole heart a pumpin' up in that target range...
So today I decided to do something about that...
and, of course, I talked my dear ole' Farmer Boy into doing it with me
(because that's just the kind of thoughtful person I am).
What I had in mind was to do a bit of climbing...
that would work, don't you think?
OK, OK our car did
most almost all of the climbing,
but believe me,
on some of the roads we drove today,
my heart did a WHOLE lot of pumping.
You see there's nothing like meeting NON compact type vehicles
on one lane roads, located on the side of mountains,
where there are no pullouts when you need them
(we did avoid meeting any logging trucks though).
And then there was that little drive on
a certain narrow, graveled, somewhat twisty, really gnarly forest road
that went UP
was NEXT to at least one horrific drop off
with a beautiful
views of waterfalls and other things,
but (gasp) no guardrails and
few places to get turned around to really give this heart a workout
(let's just say Aimee got OUT of the car while her sweet cliff loving hubby
got the car turned around)...
Aimee handles drop offs and cliffs MUCH better on foot than in vehicles.
little Aimee's heart got quite the workout...
By the way, we saw snow...
laying on the side of the road, in a pile, in shade snow...
but REAL SNOW
Oh...I should say there were a few other things that got my heart a pumpin'...
like the gunshots we heard really, really close by
clambering down a steep slope to the river...
(yep, it looked pretty funny I'm sure but I did make it)...
you know the little things that make a d Saturday drive
not just a drive but an adventure:)
Have I said how much I LOVE the PNW in springtime?
Have I said, that even with the handful of heart stopping moments
Aimee LOVED her Saturday adventure...
well except for that one gnarly forest service road:)
What are you doing for 'exercise' these days?
PS: Don't you think cute, white dog needs a new leash?
Something a little (lot) less ratty?
It was strong enough to prevent not afraid of water cute, white dog from being
carried away by the swift river current today
but still I think she is quite embarrassed about it.
Oregon's Coast Range (highest point on drive/walk approx. 3,000 ft)