Monday, January 3, 2011
The OTHER Walking Trail...
Today, I went for a walk with my daughter and Rachel at a trail that is also only a few miles from my house. It is behind our mall and even though it is quite pretty there too, it is also a LITTLE scary. It is just so desolate, so I never go there by myself, but thought it would be fine if 3 of us girls went together. The first three people we saw were men walking by themselves, NOT wearing exercise clothes, one with his dog and one with a big stick, one older harmless looking guy. There are hardly ever any people in this park even though it is a good location and very pretty. There are just too many woodsy areas to go through with ditches on the side, so you feel isolated and a little creeped out by your self. Growing up in a big city makes you wary of walking alone in desolate places and I don't have a dog so this place is just for group walking! It is sad to be such a chicken, but it is impossible to relax if I am constantly looking back over my shoulder with every crackle in the leaves! We saw a woman ahead of us jogging by herself, but with two intimidating dogs to keep her safe and secure!
The board walk goes over the edge of a lake and even though it has been a high in the 50s lately, the water along the edge was still frozen. You know that you had lived in Florida too long when a fun idea was to through rocks and branches on the ice just to watch them glide along the surface. We wasted a good ten minutes doing that, but it was fun!