Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year to be out walking! It's so cool and crisp - yet not freezing, and of course all the colors are getting amazing out there now. It's a great time to get on the walking shoes and breathe deep and take it all in! Here are my top favorite parts of a walk:
From this summer - look at that sky!
at our local park
our bay the other night at twilight
Taking in all the beauty right in my own backyard. Right now there's gorgeous Fall colors, lovely crunchy leaves to walk in, and beautiful roads and parks so close to my home.
It can be some quality family time. It's a wonderful outlet for my MIL with Alzheimers. When I'm caregiving for her during the week she can be restless at times and we both just love getting out for walk! We both love the time together, and she likes "helping me" take Ruby for a walk. It's also times when my daughter and I will just go, or with some of her friends bike riding... and we'll all have fun together. Sometimes we'll have good talks, sometimes it's just getting to the park and having fun!
part of our local marina - I forgot the photo with all the docked sailboats
Japanese garden close by my home
information about our sister city in Japan
love this sweet little cottage house decorated for Fall
this house is very close to ours - my kiddos think it's creepy - I just find it sad that's it's been neglected too much
There are so many wonderful sights to take in along the way. We have gone to a park across town that is by our local marina and it's so pretty to go along the walk way and there's even an old ship that's been permanently beached and you can tour it.
Also, there's a little park close to our larger local park that is decorated like a Japanese garden and shares information about our "sister city" in Ami, Japan.
And I especially love looking at all the beautiful houses right in my neighborhood. It's fun when the holidays come around and I can see how everyone decorates. Also, finding little treasures like a perfect mushroom that my daughter is certain fairy folk will be dancing under later.
Of course there's the benefit to my health! A good walk helps me put on the fitbit miles and work to be a stronger and healthier me. Not to mention, it often helps my sanity and peace of mind. When I walk on my own it's my good talk to God time, or sort out my thoughts time.