Sunday, September 9, 2007

shoe blogging à la cheesehead

(Blogatorial note: I am shamelessly stealing the idea of shoeblogging from Cheesehead.)

*Sigh*
Offspring #2 will be heading up to college in a couple of weeks (where he will be joining Offspring #1). This means (cue dramatic music) the empty nest will soon be upon Hubby and me. I gotta say since Offsprings #1&2 have been incredibly delightful, we are not looking forward to them being gone.

Another *sigh*

What will Hubby and I do with the extra free time? Well for starters, we plan to get back into hiking. When we lived in Colorado (pre-kid days) we used to enjoy hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. We now have Mt St Helens in our 'backyard' here in Washington, and figure all of the hiking trails there should be fun to explore. So in anticipation we each bought a pair of new hiking shoes. I picked up these little beauties at REI yesterday. Future blog posts will likely contain Views from the Hiking Road...


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st helens photo credit

14 comments:

cheesehead said...

Awesome shoe blogging!!

Barbara B. said...

Thank you! High praise indeed coming from the shoe blogger extraordinaire! :)

mompriest said...

One of my favorite jobs was fitting people for hiking boots. (Also known as "selling" hiking boots). Actually I had this job twice - once in college - and once a few years after college when I was burned out from dance theater. (and that second time was when/where I met my husband).

I love hiking. No, not mountain climbing and definitely not repelling...but hiking. I walk a lot but I find the altitude to be a real issue coming from the Midwest...

Have a great time, and enjoy this new (renewed) phase of married life.

marie said...

Your new shoes have earned the "Sterling Shoelace Award" for gittiuppiness and comfortosity. Just don't forget to pack them on your many trips to Bellingham. I bet you'll find some marvy hiking trails up there.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Good for you and hubby for doing the hiking! How nice you enjoy doing this together.

Diane said...

hey! that sounds fun! exercise AND views! (from the dirt road)
also, like the shoe blogging.

Barbara B. said...

thanks everybody :)

Jan said...

Empty nest next year for us--so I'll be watching what you're doing this year! Marie says you go often to Bellingham--I'd like to hear more about that, as that is my hometown! Great pictures!

Barbara B. said...

Jan, I'll try to include pics, etc. next time we are up there!

MayB MayB Not said...

love the pics .. and look forward to seeing more ... "Views from the Hiking Road"

MayB MayB Not said...

ps ... as you know, I'm going to be reading, but not blogging, and decided to opt for new id for that purpose ...
Serena

Jiff said...

Great hiking shoes!
Our first born is off to college for her first year.
It certainly does change the rhythm of one's days....
Good for you for availaing yourself of such beauty and good self-care!
I so enjoy your blog.

Barbara B. said...

thanks for stopping by, mayb and jiff!

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