Answer: Because I've found that when I'm hiking or walking, I'm "in the moment" and all my "shoulds" fade into the background. Besides, maybe some of those calories from cookies, candy, and other treats will get burned up... I hope!
On December 13, I joined the Auburn Senior Center group for a walk around the perimeter of Seward Park, a peninsula poking out into Lake Washington near Seattle. On this brisk, blustery day we walked around the park's perimeter on a paved path. This was a good workout for a cold day.
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That's the Seattle skyline in the distance.
What a delightful surprise along the side of the path!
Park benches are placed at intervals. Good spots to rest and contemplate nature so close to the city.
Inside the Seward Park Audubon and Environmental Center, a cozy place to warm up on a wintry day.
Native born Pacific Northwest children seem to be impervious to cold and rain, while the rest of us savored the warmth inside.
I'd love to come back to Seward Park on a sunshiny day when both Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible in the distance.
Find out more about Seward Park and its history HERE.
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