It had been a horrible week. The kids had been especially rough on the staff at school (four fights in one day) and my nerves were frazzled. I needed a walk. Fortunately, Plano’s AVA was hosting a walk on Saturday. No one (Victor) wanted to go. Too darned bad! If I needed the walk, we both needed the walk.
I was right. It was a beautiful morning. The temperatures were in the 70s after a light rain during the night. There was a delightful breeze which played with us all morning long.
We were urged often to take the 10k but we still feel like beginners. We didn’t think we were ready for a 10k walk yet.
The walk starts off over some marshland. We walked over wooden platforms among the cattails and other marshy plantlife, listening to the sounds of ducks and other birds hidden in the rushes.
Then we began the trek. We got lost a couple of times, adding onto our distance, because we were so involved with our conversations or watching the birds or listening to the sounds of nature that we forgot to look at the markers and our map.
All told, we walked a bit over 7k. I think we’ll be ready to tackle a 10k sometime in the near future.