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Musings by Donna #26 Trekking Through the Parks

( A two-part post – beginning in the summer – ending in the winter.)

It was a glorious day. The weather was perfect. I was free. No pressures. I met my friend, Renee, (picture included) to trek through the parks of our town. We have seven beautiful parks – adjacent to each other. We walked for 45 minutes, then stopped at a favorite coffee cafe. We sat in their garden sipping coffee and tea for an hour and a half  – just talking, talking, talking. Then we trekked back through the neighborhood streets oohing and ahhing at the variety of beautiful homes. Three hours later we officially declared our walk/talk ended and went our separate ways.

Renee and I try to meet on weekends as often as we can – spending time together, exercising, and soaking up our Vitamin D … and talking, of course.

With the plummeting temperatures, typical of the winter months in New Jersey, we still try to get our Vitamin D and our exercise.

Last week we walked though the beginnings of a blizzard which dropped nearly 20 inches of snow on the ground. Even with the clouds blocking the sun and the melting snow making a slushy mess on the ground, we walk. We rarely miss our Sunday walks.

We still trek though the parks. Sometimes we walk to a store to do errands or to shop … multi-tasking, I think. Michaels is a favorite now since we are both interested in making jewelry. (More on that later.) When we are pressed for time, having only an hour, we walk through our neighborhood. Most of our walks total about three hours with an hour stop for coffee/tea.

(Picture compliments of ME.)


January 3, 2011 - Posted by | Anything Writing, Musings by Donna | , , , ,


  1. You make jewelry?! Wow, I’d like to see some of that. Looking forward to the post 🙂

    Comment by betty | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. It’s coming! Stayed tuned for the WHOLE story. Happy New Year, Betty

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | January 4, 2011 | Reply

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