The Road Less Traveled

7 Jan

I recently read that dogs need two thirty minute walks daily. As a result, I am now doing for the dogs what I haven’t been doing for myself, exercising.

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Hurry Mom lets go!

The road in front of our house runs parallel to the Laguna and is sparsely traveled. Luna and Frida can run off-leash and have a blast sniffing and peeing to their hearts content. Luna is afraid of strangers which makes her act all crazy and aggressive toward anyone we meet. Frida gets stupid around vehicles, so our little Mexican country lane is perfect.

 

 

Lately there’s been holiday guests at the hotelitos up the road and more construction. As a result, walking became less fun. So when I found a trail through the jungle which avoided both, off we went to explore. I do not know who cut this wonderful path or why. Perhaps the nearby campground thought its guests might use it. I have not met another hiker in the two weeks we’ve been walking and the dogs are safe chasing squirrels, agouti, or wherever their nose takes them.

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Entrance to the trail. Luna knows the way.

For me the hike is a chance to be in the moment and relish the beauty of my surroundings. I hear birdsong, my dogs and quiet. Some days I amble, others I walk hard, using my trekking poles to avoid a twisted ankle. The dogs sleep better and so do I.

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Jungle selfies.

Here’s hoping you have a place of peace and renewal and visit it often. If it’s outside and gives a sense of adventure, that’s icing on the cake. On the other hand, if you’re huddled indoors trying to stay warm, you have my blessing. Come to Bacalar.

DOS TORTAS 

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5 Responses to “The Road Less Traveled”

  1. Jack Scott January 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m a firm believer in accidental exercise. It doesn’t seem such a chore. 🐕🐾

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Peter Conniff January 8, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    Really enjoy reading your “Adventures” – am now living in Majahual permanately – would like to stop by & visit you in Bacalar sometime.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 8, 2018 at 8:19 am #

      Sure, let me know when you’ll be heading our way. Km 25.2

      Like

  3. Karen January 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

    Love the cartoons at the bottom. Did you draw those?

    Like

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