Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

May 9, 2014

Jack and I WALKED to the Nature Center!!!

Believe it or not we walked all the way up and back. My daughter-in-law was with us.  I can't believe I didn't have my camera, but I was afraid I'd fall or drop it as my balance isn't what it used to be. Many trees from winter storms have fallen so a lot of the trails were either blocked or we had to climb over trees. I could do it, but I didn't want Jack to be jumping. So we took a shorter trail, but still it was about 1-½ miles and a lot of it was up and down hills--which is really the test for me.

I was winded, for sure, but I was in heaven walking not only without pain, but in the woods...in nature! Oh, please, please, everyone cross your fingers that this works! It's wonderful. It's just wonderful! Jack is sound asleep...think he's still not believing that we made it!


Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes. I wish I had a picture. I'm going to go back and find an old one just because I need to have one!!!






Hmmm...wonder how I can see the leaves THROUGH Jack?

Then, again...


16 comments:

  1. Your post make me SO HAPPY!!! Just be careful and don't try to do too much too soon. A walking stick might be a good idea to help with balance. Is that last picture a double exposure? Interesting...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The problem with a walking stick is that my hands are busy with Jack. It's only on the hills in the nature center that I was a little shaky. The sidewalks to come back are fine. I did go ahead and post another double exposure (that I didn't know was possible) taken when Rich and I were at Harris Beach, I think.

      Delete
  2. This just the best news I could get today. SO happy for you and for Jack. I agree with Donna, try not to overdo in your joy and a beautiful walking stick would be a great addition to your hikes.. Love that last picture. HOORAY for you!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sherry. I'm like a kid at Christmas. Just crossing my fingers that it continues--I'm trying to keep my thinking positive. Tomorrow there's an art show down in the village. Susan and I are going. I used to love to walk around looking, and I LOVED to go what I call "junking" with my son. There's one particular place that buys housefuls of junk and really doesn't have any idea about what the value is. I've done a lot of decorating--buying somethings for a dollar and they are adorable. I'm thinking of three pictures, in particular, that I bought for the room I have "girlie decorated" for when my granddaughters stay over. They were a dollar each and they make the room. Just precious. Boy along with no pain comes a lot of gabbiness, huh?

      Delete
  3. That is such exciting news. I'm not sure I could walk a mile and a half. I'm thinking about getting some of those walking pole thingies. The older I get the worse my balance gets and it's never been very good to begin with. Doing a happy dance for you and Jack. And I'm pretty sure you guys are right in our path as we head out of Chattanooga.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, that's great. Please do get in touch. I would love to meet you and Jim. You're welcome at my home or I can meet you in a campground...whichever you prefer. And, Jack and I would love to see those four little eyes in person! Cutie pies.

      Delete
  4. I'm happy for you, it is such a joy to be able to get out in nature.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Teri. I just can't describe the feeling, adequately. I appreciate your thoughts.

      Delete
  5. Congrats on the great hike and even greater with no back pain. Sure hope this continues and that surgery won't be necessary at all. I've been very fortunate all my life as I've never had back problems but Paulette sure has and she has to do exercises for her back every day or she's in trouble.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy for you, sad for Paulette. Glad that exercise helps her. Thanks for stopping by, Rick.

      Delete
  6. OH MY! What a wonderful Mothers Day gift for you. I am so happy for you and excited. Take it easy as the others have said and YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh, my… Nancy! getting caught up! beautiful granddaughters! I know you're so proud!

    ouch! had to google ablation. NO PAIN … yay! you ought to see my smile! …. soooo happy for you, Nancy! What a gorgeous yard you have! and you walked the Nature Center… oh… sniff! I'm crossing everything I have to cross for you as well as all the best vibes I can vibe! ;) outstanding news….

    and, of course… Jack is the bomb…. LOVE that last picture … love it… oh, my

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are a character, Carolyn. Thank you for your good wishes and all of your comments.

      Delete
  8. Fantastic!!! I am so happy for you and Jack. I know it means a lot to you. I also hope you stay pain free and can enjoy many many more walks in nature ESPECIALLY camping with me. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can bet it will be with you. Thank you, T, not just for your comment but for our friendship. It means the world to me. I have another three weeks or so before the ablation will kick in. I think I may break my summer rules and camp. :)

      Delete

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day.