Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I thought Kellen looked like a nature boy when I dressed him this morning in his moose sleeper and squirrel booties. Thanks Monica and Roy for the very cute sleeper. He had a very wakeful day. I don't think he slept more than 20 minutes at a time. After lunch he was fussy and sleepless so I finally put him in his new Chariot and off we went. I love the Chariot. It's so comfortable for him and so easy for me to run with. I have always stayed in town so far but get tired of the same streets in this small town. I decided to go out of town today so I headed out to Fort San where I know the TransCanada trail is. The only bad part is the somewhat busy road with no shoulder and a little bridge to get to the start of the trail. However, on the way back I saw there is more trail than I realized and it heads back into town, avoiding the bad road and bridge. It was beautiful...reeds and tall grass with lots of birds, no view of the town, I felt I was really enjoying nature with no distractions. Much to my surprise the trail comes out behind the old hospital where I used to work. I couldn't believe I didn't know about this trail before. As I walked the few blocks to my house, I noticed there was another sign for the trail on the street I was on, and then I saw another sign... Can you believe the trail markers go right to the park in my backyard, about 25 ft from my garage? Now you may be thinking I must be completely unobservant, but I claim it is the most poorly marked trail. Anyhow, I am looking forward to running on the trail this summer. And, yes, Kellen does enjoy it. He slept the first little bit, until I stopped on the street for a visit and he woke up. He really likes to be in motion constantly. He was quite happy to stare at the hills as we went by. I think he enjoyed our nature day!