Portland, ORUSA 97225
October 2, 2013
I have always loved spending time outdoors. I love to hike, kayak, play tennis, just take a walk by myself, or with friends, my daughter, my dog. I love the beach, or forests, am a waterfall junkie and sometimes just like to take a drive in my convertible to see the world. I want to get a bike, too, but walking and hiking is my favorite way to get out and enjoy mother nature.
I have some gear; a jacket and boots, water bottle, and warm clothing. Not sure if I have the most expensive 'state of the art' stuff, but what I've gotten from Goodwill has seemed to work for me so far. I've been hiking off and on since I lived in Hawaii in 2009 and been on informal nature walks since I was 9, back in 1969!
Oh my goodness, this is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! I tried to join a hiking group with my church and the 76 year old leader left me in the dust! They go so fast, I could barely catch my breath! It was like a race to the top!
Great!On the advice of a fellow hiker, I drove down to the Rose Garden and walked around some more, just enjoying the lovely fall day. Nice to meet other like-minded hikers who like to stop and 'smell the roses'!