Thursday, July 16, 2009

OUR WONDERFUL PARK

As I stated in my last post, I have been walking alot. Ususally at least 2 miles a day...even on Sunday, when I have to get ready for church. I have so many choices of routes to take, I can change it every day and not repeat it for a week.

We live in a nice residential area, with many streets and roads to walk on. WE EVEN HAVE SIDEWALKS!!That is something we did not have in "Wally World" as my dear friend, Toots 5 used to call our hometown of Walworth, New York.I used to walk up and down several hills then. It was good for me, but I hated leaving Ter home alone while I went out and walked. Some days I even got him dressed and pushed him up and down those hills, just to get him out in the fresh air, and to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. It was a tough job, but I would gladly do it all over again, just to see him one more time.

Anyway, at the end of our street here, we have a wonderful little park, which is only one block away. There are several playgrounds for the kids, and many ball fields. It is quiet in the early morning hours (about 8:00 a.m.)and there is a long path, running along the river, and into the woods. Along this path the town of Riverdale has set up benches for us to sit down and rest, and even has "monkey bars" set up at different intervals, to stretch your muscles as you go along. I really can't explain how nice a park it is! They even have outdoor bathrooms set every so many yards. I had to giggle one day as I was walking past one of the outhouses... It said: "Don's Johns" (Terry used to call me "DON") (when he wasn't calling me "Cuddles"!) Anyway, it is a nice park, and I like to walk there and make a big circle, through the woods, and up to a big highway (with sidewalks), and back to the house through another woods. There are tons of people out walking every day, but especially on Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone says "Good Morning!!", and goes on there merry way. this is a very friendly town to live in, and I am blessed to be living here.
I have a friend, Sue who lives only 2 streets away, and about 4 blocks down the street from us. She works out of her home, and is very conscientious, so I usually just wave as I go by. Once in awhile I stop and ring her doorbell, just to say hello, and give here a big hug.
Believe me, when I say, I have SOOO much to be thankful for!!Thank you Jesus!!