This week we took the girls on a new trail in Pisgah National Forest. The trail is very easy and located near downtown, making it a very popular one. A multi-use trail, it follows part of the Davidson River and most of the trail work was done by various volunteer groups. My husband belonged to one of the work crews and that crew did amazing things. Like moving and building bridges!
This foot bridge was not sufficient for the new trail since it was not wide enough for biking. So the crew actually moved the bridge to this location to join a different existing trail.
Then they built this new bridge to replace the one they moved. The cost of the bridge was several thousands of dollars less than it would have been had private contractors built it. As you can see it is sturdy and attractive. And done completely by volunteers led by an expert who was also a volunteer.
The girls just loved this trail. It is wide and even. But most of all they loved the fact that so many people would ask if they could pet them. We always have our dogs at "sit-stay" when other people are coming our way. We are aware that some people (hard as it is to believe) do not like dogs and some people are intimidated by them. Some would prefer that dogs not be on their biking trail. And some of the hikers (although it is a stretch to call this a hike) are elderly and some have small children. The girls are perfectly content to sit and watch the people as they pass.
After a ride that passed the veterinarian's office and a hike in the forest the girls were pretty much spent for the early afternoon.
Here Ellie snoozes in the sun.
And Lucy is never more than a dog's length away from my husband.
The quote for the week comes from sef-made wealthy motivational speaker Vivian Greene:
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
This weekend is very special to many people around the globe. For Christians it marks the death and ressurection of Jesus. For Jews it marks the beginning of Passover.
So whether you are celebrating Easter, or Passover, or simply if you love chocolate bunnies, Peeps and Cadbury Eggs:
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!