Saturday I went for a nice long, long walk. In the rain. I tried a new trail. Part of it was paved and part wasn’t, but since I’m not as adventurous/foolish as I used to be, I stayed with the pavement. At first I could see houses, then fewer houses, then all trees, creek and wild vegetation. At a couple of points I had to reassure myself that I was not in the middle of nowhere, because it looked a LOT like the middle of nowhere for a long time. That was part of the beauty of it though and a part of the challenge – taking in the sights and staying on pace. I’m still debating the good that my rain gear did because I was pretty drenched by the time I got home. I’ll be back next week and while I’d like to try some of the back trails, I’ll be happy with doing it again in wet weather.