Thursday, August 18, 2011

Morning Walk

I have wanted to be one of those "chipper, morning walkers" for a long time.  You know...those people that get out early in the morning to run, walk, bike or walk their children before the rest of the world wakes up.  Well, today was the day.  Logan and Jada were in bed and Matt was working at home, so it seemed like a good opportunity to take Owen for a morning walk.

Here is what it was like...

The sun was warm and the air was crisp.  We walked along our usually busy sidewalk, but saw no one.  We crossed the street to walk along the beach when we saw an elderly lady with her dog.  She HAD to stop to comment on the adorable blonde baby.  She mentioned how cute he was and that they needed to be "friends."  She asked me his age.  I told her he was one and she replied that her dog was two.  She asked me where we lived.  We said goodbye and continued on.

We entered the road along the beach and were passed by couples and many, many old men.  I was surprised not to see more women out.  I passed a large lounge bar that was empty now.  A man was watering the grass which is usually filled with people taking a drink late into the night.

Up ahead I saw an interesting camper/van type thing.  I could see a pair of legs on the other side and I wondering what interesting type of person I would see on the other side.  The camper had French plates.  We passed by and when we got to the back of the camper, we found a plump, older French woman in her bikini taking a picture of her bird (in a cage) and dog sitting on a stone wall.  They looked especially cute with the Mediterranean Sea behind them.  It made for a perfect pet photo.  I wish I would've captured the moment myself.  Owen and I stopped and stared at the three of them.  She looked at us and smiled at the adorable blonde baby.  We continued with our walk.

When we arrived home, I noticed a yellow envelope sticking out of our mailbox.  It looked like a small package.  I opened the box and it WAS a package!!  It was for OWEN!!  So, I handed him the package to hold as we neared the house.  When we arrived, I noticed he had taken a couple of bites out of it.  It was a great walk!  I'm looking forward to doing that again.

1 comment:

  1. Rach, thanks for the great play-by-play of your walk. So glad you and Owen enjoyed it!! Maybe you should get a pet bird so you can take pictures of it by the sea. I really think that would make your family complete!! Love you!!