The Art of the Walk

I'm a city girl.... Even though I was raised in the country, I have lived the majority of my life in large cities with the hustle and bustle of traffic and the fast pace. Loved it, thrived on it. Recently we moved back to the country and I mean BFE according to my kids. For those without younger kids, that's short for Bumb f*** Egypt to them. One of the kids is in the process of looking for a house and we have been taking care of her 10 month old lab puppy. Every morning and every night...come rain, snow, sleet, wind (I sound like the old postal service)...we take this guy on a long walk just to tire him out.

Now I am not big on exercise other than my fingers tapping away at the keys or picking up a camera to shoot pictures in a studio. This is good, right? Several miles everyday just for myself, clear the head, think, smell the dirt the farmers are stirring up for planting. watch nature and hear all the sounds. They all say that walking can add minutes to your life. I figure with the amount of walking I'm doing that at the age of 85, I can spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at the cost of $7000 per month!

All this for a tiny bird on the side of the road!

I would give anything to have a tenth of the energy this guy has!

As far as exercise...We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...uh-huh.


Funny, I'm a country girl who grew up in the city! The country has called me all my life, and I finally made it! Yay! And I love your philosophy...
clairedulalune said…
I loved your comment when you said that we get heavier because we have more info in our heads! Love the pictures!
briannelee said…
Awww, the dog is so cute!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Snap said…
"We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads." Oh, my! I have to remember this one! Wonderful! Aren't puppies amazing ... busy busy and then sleep... whenever they want. Sounds good to me!
Wow~ Love this! Also a good representation of ~
'It's a Dog's Life'~
Never ending FUN and No Worries!
cute story, thanks for sharing.
Liss said…
Well, I must have an enormous amount of info in my head.

That is a greatest reason for weight gain, I have heard. Love it.
Rhonda said…
Oh, so that is why I am so not thin!! Thanks for the insight! :0)
Have a great weekend!! Hope your roses bloom soon!
I was scrolling up & down your blog page's fun! the dog was really running stop-motion-animation... ~Great weekend dear!
That dog is too cute!
I love all those pictures :D
TheChicGeek said…
Oh, Alicia, it is so beautiful where you live! You are so lucky to experience that beauty ever day!
You keep walking like this and your head is going to get a whole lot lighter...LOL

Have a Happy Weekend!
drollgirl said…
BAHAHAH!!! ok, this post killed me. you are too funny! i must have a lot of knowledge in my head, and my giant chinese food dinner is probably adding to my waistline!

and i could not imagine having the energy of a puppy. that would be incredible. instead i MIGHT have the energy of an elderly turtle.

hope your weekend is fab. it better be. :)
Chrisy said…
...chuckled through your I know why I don't like 'formal''s obviously a socialist tendancy I have to save money and resources for the good of mankind!...well that's my story....
Alisa said…
HaHaHa... I'm so going to start using that one!
I love that line about all the stuff in our heads! Except I sometimes think I'm losing more than I'm gaining - and I'm no where near 80 yet!
Lover of Life said…
LOL! Boy can I relate to the lab puppy bit - ours is four and she still needs lots of exercise. Those labs - but the walks sound wonderful. Do you feel lonely in the country?
vicki archer said…
I love your logic - perfect. enjoy your walks with that cute pup, xv.
Then, my dahlink, I have far, far too much information weighting me down!

I love the dog and those crisp, clear photos - Beeautiful! You are very talented, Alicia x
Sandra said…
My lab Bill was just short of 15 when he died and he could still work up some energy. Great photos.

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