Turkey Day Riverside Walk
I feel rather guilty that I haven’t posted in almost two weeks, but there has been little to do about it. The weather has been horrific, and this is the time span that Denise and I were able to move. For many reasons, we are shifting from small town to big city, which will be great in some ways and difficult in some ways, not least of which is being farther from my beloved hiking trails. Yet in the Northwest, you are never too far from some lovely scenery and walking. On our typically overindulgent holiday, Denise and I ignored the Black Friday hype and manged to visit family and close friends who are like family. We even took a nice walk along the Sandy River before a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
The walk was short but terrific. I hadn’t known the trail, and both of our dogs plunged straight into a narrow side channel of the river rather than rock hopping as we did. Silly monkeys, as we like to say. The great open area of rocks was a reminder of the powerful shifting channels. Nearby homes were decimated by flooding less than two years ago. Yet as always, there is much to be thankful for. Indeed, here’s hoping we all have things in our lives that might be reasons for giving thanks. And here’s to discovering new special spots in unexpected places. Cheers.