Going westPosted: October 24, 2011
M and I are on our way home. After a somewhat tiring week, we decided to split up the trip and enjoy a little downtime.
As much as we’d both like to be home, it’s nice to be able to take our time, look at the scenery, and rest up a bit before the longer leg of the journey we’ll be taking tomorrow.
The trees in the mountains of Pennsylvania are showing more color today than they were when we came through this way last week. Even in the rain, the colors were brilliant. At sunset the clouds began to clear. The sun hitting the wet trees really brought out the autumn hues.
We’re thinking about going for a bike ride tomorrow morning. A little exercise before we hit the road will be wonderful. We have managed to get in about 35 miles of bike riding on this trip.
Tomorrow will be day 30 (I think) of my yoga and food commitments. I have stayed on track throughout the trip. The yoga was easy, and helped immensely with the usual travel stress, aches and pains. Going meatless (except for seafood/fish) was a little more challenging in that there were many temptations. I have to admit to being happy I resisted the lure of the hoagie, the chicken corn soup, and the BBQ’d pork. The sense of accomplishment is terrific, and I don’t feel as though I packed on some extra pounds (which is the way I usually feel after a trip east to visit with family and friends).
Looks like I only missed one day of PostADay2011. Ah well. I got in my year and then some with my outdoor challenge/commitment. Good enough. NaBloPoMo is coming up soon. I’ve been participating in that for a few years, and will likely do so this year too. Having this little break before it begins can’t hurt.
That’s about it from me for now. I’ll be back soon, posting from the Bogs once again. It will be interesting to see what changes, if any, have occurred since we left home over a week ago.
Thank you for joining me on my travels. I hope to get caught up with you all soon. 🙂