Tuesday, September 27, 2005

summer is over

I didn’t go backpacking, although I did go for a hike with my backpack. I don’t think I’ll get to go backpacking this year; my weekends are packed with other things and there’s not much time left. Disappointing.

There’s always next summer though!

Sunday, September 25, 2005



It’s weird but it’s fun. Can’t explain why I do this.

View from the White Trail

View from the White Trail
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.
I went hiking briefly at the tail end of Saturday afternoon. It's really starting to feel like autumn, which is always a bit depressing to me. Days get shorter, means hiking opportunities are beginning to dwindle. *Sigh*

On the other hand the weather was superb for hiking, nice and cool, sunny, no bugs!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Skip a Meal for Oxfam

I’m adding this here because I planned to do it last year, but forgot about it. The day to do this is Nov 17, this year (exactly one week before Thanksgiving). It won’t be easy, skipping a meal during the work week. Still, it’s relatively very easy when I can do it by choice, and so many have no other option.

If you’re interested take a look here:

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I went rollerblading on Saturday!

I went rollerblading on Saturday morning. I got to the nearby rail trail at around 7:30 am. Near the trail there’s a parking lot to an open mall. I didn’t see any signs forbidding rollerblading or anything else for that matter, so I went skating in the lot instead of on the trail. I like skating in open places much more than along rail trails.

I haven’t been rollerblading in a long time, and it was pretty difficult to start; I was never very good at it to begin with. So I just spent the time practicing.

Friday, September 16, 2005

downhill, of course

I first went skiing in my late twenties, with friends from grad school. I fell down sooo many times that first day. I’ve improved but I’m still stuck in the intermediate rut, because I’ve never gotten enough practice. But I love it and I’ll keep working at it until I’m expert!

never get enough

The first time I went backpacking it was a three-day event with friends. I thought I would like it, and it turned out I loved it. I’m hooked; can’t do this often enough.

The longest I’ve been out for was only 5 days. I would love to do a really long trail some time, 6 months or whatever. I don’t know if my body can handle it, but I want to try!