"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Friday, October 3, 2008

Time to hit the trails

So, as I mentioned in my previous blog, it is OCTOBER, which means it is finally Fall in the South. This is BY FAR my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather and the color of the changing leaves (although that hasn't really started here yet.) This time of year I find it almost impossible to sit still inside. Every part of me wants to be somewhere else.
I was a little worried about the lack of outdoor activities when I moved down to Andalusia. Yeah, there are lakes- but those are really more fun in the summer. What I want are hiking trails. So, yesterday I got on OutdoorAlabama.com and was very pleasantly surprised to find there are actually some nearby! And by nearby, I mean 13 miles from my house!!! In fact, there are 20 miles of trail just south of here in the Conecuh National Forest. I have a feeling I will be seeing those very soon!


Anonymous said...


Never hike alone!

Jen L. said...

I'm pretty sure that first comment is from my mother, but she's right. Make sure someone's with you!

And take pictures for your blog! :)
Have a good weekend.

Jessica said...

Happy hiking!
I need to find more places like that around here. I really enjoy and don't do it enough unfortunately. Especially this time of year.. it doesn't last long enough!

I left you a little present on my page. You'll have to check it out when you have a chance.
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

That first comment wasn't from me, Jen. But, whoever posted IS right! Never hike alone! Have fun, H, and be careful. Looking forward to pictures.
Love you,

Jen L. said...

OH, if it isn't MY mother, it's probably YOUR mother! :) (and still very good advice)