Back in March, husband and I joined a gym. This gym was supposed to open on April 15th. Today, the gym is still not open, but we (in our infinite wisdom) signed a contract. Lesson here, don't EVER join a gym that has yet to open. Getting out of the contract is expensive. If I can save one of you from this (crappy) experience today, I feel like this post served a purpose.
Luckily, living in California there are a lot of open spaces set aside for people who adore being outdoors with nature. The exercise that comes along with it is a bonus. We live near some magnificent hiking spaces and decided to do a little exploring while the temperature was cool in the evenings.
|Mountain lions are real....and they are on the trail.|
|The first part of each hike is ALL uphill. My calves die several times a minute.|
|Hiking above a local housing development.|
|Husband looking out over a ridge.|
|It doesn't rain in Northern California during the summer. Everything turns brown.|
|I believe this is some kind of old water tower.|
|You can see how strong the wind is on this side of the mountain by the way the grass sways.|
|Looking out over a local road. Everything looks so tiny.|
|I look a little crazy, but this was my self-portrait attempt. Leaving the water tower.|
|I can see for miles and mile and miles.|
|A lonely tree.|
|All is well with the world.|