We had a grocery pick up in town the other day and had to take a detour because of road construction. On the way we discovered this brand new nature park so The Mister thought it would be a good idea to explore a little.
I had my misgivings. I was hardly dressed for a hike. I was actually in my pj's. I had just thrown on a sweatshirt and a pair of baggy flannel pants over them for the ride over. The parking lot showed promise of some fall splendor and since there wasn't another soul in sight off I went.
We did a lot of walking...I was starting to get concerned. The paths were sparsely marked and we had no idea where we were going or how we were going to find our way back.
Then there was Pup. Since her hip surgery when she's had enough, she's had enough. Even on short walks she will sit when she's done and we have to carry her. She hung tough for a while but was over it right about the same time I was. By now I wanted to strangle The Mister for thinking this was a good idea. Two oldies and a fat, lame dog lost in the woods. I could see the headlines when they found our bodies.
Then we came to a spot that showed signs of life. The little sign says that two boys designed this space to bring hikers happiness.
It was a long log decorated with all kinds of cute things. We decided to head into the direction the log was pointing and after a while we managed to find our way back to the other side of the nature trail where we could finally orient ourselves enough to find our car. Whew. Never again.