Monday, September 12, 2011

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." - Gary Snyder

 Last weekend Alexander, Sophia, Steve and I went camping.  
Our campsite:

Our goal was to ride a bike path in Wisconsin with 1/4 and 3/4 mile train tunnels.  We ended up riding about 30 miles. The ride provided a lot of variety - cows munching on grass and making loud horn like noises, small towns, forests, and of course, tunnels.  The first time through the tunnels we used flashlights.  The second time through we didn't.  It was fun relying on our other senses. 

My pretty Sophia.

Alexander and Sophia

Steve, who did most of the work on setting up the campsite and getting bikes together!

Entering the tunnel


Whenever I am in nature I always wish it was more of my home and not just a place that is visited.   

*I used one of our photos for my new blog header.  I love using photos on my blog that remind me of happy days.   


  1. Loved the pictures and I truly can see why you love nature so much! You are tempting me to try bike riding again. I keep hemming and thinking maybe I can do it, maybe I can!

  2. Love the look of the blog with the new picture. RA really is a transition -- like going through a tunnel. What a great adventure!

  3. Cathy: Come to Vermont and enjoy nature that is so spectacular it will take your breath away! I love it so much and really enjoyed your post!

  4. Deb - I hope you give it a try. Sometimes biking can be painful but other times not. Even when it is, the beauty that surrounds you is worth it.

    Carla, thanks! I hadn't thought of the relationship between RA and the tunnel - very cool!

    Nan, my daughter was scheduled to be in Vermont for a week of camping next week. The camp was closed and she is going to NH instead. I was looking forward to seeing Vermont through her! I know I would love it.

  5. Beautiful pictures. We worked in our garden last weekend. It was so reviving and made us all feel energized despite how tired we actually were.

  6. What a fun trip! I LOVE your new pic on your header!

    (I've been following your blog for a few months now and FINALLY decided to comment, thanks for writing and inspiring so many!)