Thursday, February 09, 2012
Progress ~ Slow but Sure
Poor Bob looks like he is mad at the world …really though he is enjoying the walk. The weather has been a bit more seasonal recently, so getting out and walking has not been easy for him. Yesterday, the sun reappeared, the wind died down, and the rain moved on. We walked nearly 3/4 of a mile, which to most people is not much, unless you happen to be a stroke survivor. The area that we are visiting is referred to as the Texas Hill Country, and that it is, so the short distance is compounded with steep hills. We had just climbed down a fairly steep hill, the sun was warming up and I foolishly had not brought water. He was getting tired.
The park we are staying in for the month is in the country surrounded by hills and ranches, and considerably off the beaten path. It is very quiet and peaceful walking, soaking in the sounds of silence with an occasional resident rooster chatting it up. I can’t remember when we have seen so many deer, some very small deer called the axis deer, white tail deer, and a variety that looks like an antelope. They mingle in with the goats, sheep, donkey’s, and even saw them with a pig. Friendly bunch they are.
Now I say, was this reminder necessary????
Whoa Pardner, slow down and enjoy life.