Today was just all about a great hike up to Century Sam Lake – with a great group of people.
I especially liked meeting Rod – we went at it hammer and tongs for the first bit of the drive along the logging road, arguing about prescription drugs and drug testing. Here’s what was wonderful – as we talked, we found more and more common ground, until we found ourselves agreeing much more than disagreeing. We ended up hiking together for a good bit of the way and discovered that we had tons in common – and I really, really like him!
As I said at the time, I wish our politicians could manage to find common ground the way we did.
So – the hike – very, very slippery. Discovery: the treads on my boots are done! (slipping and falling all over the roots and rocks). Happily, Rod gave me directions to a great local guy who can replace my soles! I will be seeing him this week!
Other thoughts: well, hiking is the best thing on earth. (are you surprised to hear me say that?)
I feel so deeply connected to the earth – and to this super group of people. And now I am hugely excited for tomorrow’s hike.