ROFL @ Michael ... hugs to you and Sy!
Thanks for the great comments everyone. Sharon and I are having a blast. I'm so relaxed, I may never go home, lol. I may have to wait for Sharon to wake up before we can post some pictures though. I'm not sure how - I'm a little lost without my own computer and programs, lol. Anyway ... I'll keep posting in this thread off and on. Hope you enjoy.
It’s early in the morning here, and what a lovely view,
No matter what direction I can turn, there’s something new;
The city shines from front porch steps, the mountains from the rear,
A wondrous scene each way I look, to fill my heart with cheer.
We went to such a gorgeous place, Lynn Canyon, it was called,
We tried to take the bus, but they just looked at us, appalled;
“It doesn’t run on Sunday.” They announced to us and said,
“You’ll have to take this other bus, then walk the rest instead.”
OK, I thought, no problem here, he said it’s just a block,
So off we went, a little ride, then time for us to walk.
Well, walk we did, and then some more … and then some more again,
Just how long is a block out here? I wondered in my head.
Well I can tell you this, my friends … a block’s a couple miles,
But Sharon kept me laughing, and we took each step with smiles;
We reached the entrance, stopped for lunch (it gave my feet a rest),
Then off into the woods we went … for Mother Nature’s test.
We reached a big suspension bridge, it swayed and bobbed and twirled,
Way up above the rapids where the waterfalls unfurled;
It was the most amazing sight, I could have stayed all day,
We took some pictures, soaked it in, then headed on our way.
We walked down trails and through the woods, passed ferns and towering trees,
I smelled the pine, the moss, the scent of nature on the breeze;
Oh, what a lovely feeling … nothing like it anywhere,
The water churned, the rapids flowed … I didn’t have a care.
I didn’t have a care that was, until I turned around,
And saw how far that we’d descended, way below the ground;
We’d reached the lowest trail, and then I saw the steps ahead,
They looked as if they rose for miles … “We came THAT far?” I said.
It may not sound that big a deal to someone who’s in shape,
But I’ve been glued to office chairs for years with no escape;
Well Sharon laughed, and said “Dear Kit, we’ll take it slow, my friend.”
I laughed and said, “You bet we will ... my legs need time to mend.”
We took our time, and up we went, I swore my ears would pop,
But boy, I’m proud to say, I made it … right back to the top!
It may sound silly, but I felt so great when I was done …
I felt like “Rocky” at the top … “Yo Adriane … I won!”