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Movers and Shakers

October 12, 2011

In my  sometimes very ordinary life..as in middle aged-grandma that works part-time in a library and has three cats, life can at times seem to be very routine. So, it is during our times of getting away for a few hours that we often  encounter some special individuals that for today I am calling movers and shakers. These people have no problem getting out of their comfort zone. I  enjoy talking to them and of course taking a few photos with their permission. After church on Sunday we packed up a lunch and drove out to Forest Falls. In our particular area we cannot just walk out our front door to see spectacular fall color..We have to drive a few miles to observe the changes of the season.This young lady immediately caught my attention as we pulled into the parking lot where we were going to have our lunch. I think her gear must have weighed at least almost half of her weight..What a cute couple! Emily and Dave were preparing to head towards the Vivian Creek trail where they would hike to  High creek in the San Bernardino Mountains.                                                                                                                                            Off they went and just about this time a couple of young  men showed up and  appeared to be trail weary and happy to see their vehicle. They had completed 26 miles. All of this makes me think about  of the men and woman that have been trail blazers in history. Those that ventured out of their comfort zone to seek out a new land whether by land or by sea. To conquer new frontiers. It took courage, strength and determination. I admire them!                                                                                                                                                 Have you blazed any trails lately? I think we are all capable of being movers and shakers, trail blazers in some way. It doesn’t have to be on a dirt trail but in whatever creative ability or skill you may have..It is endless, cooking, photography, writing, music, art, dance, parenting , gardening, teaching etc. Even the lady bugs contribute!

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  1. October 12, 2011 7:47 AM

    Move gives me the feeling to go on in life. Trekking makes me feel free, in a way city will never do. Danger and difficulty give me the feeling of being connected to nature and life. Hiking gives me time to think, but also reconsider my lifestyle, what is necessary, what is secondary. I can live more in a 4 days trip in the wild than in 1 month in the city. It’s not that I don’t like the city but there’s no point of spending a whole life in it. I love backpacking, explore new cities, see how people live. Being on the road makes me feel alive 🙂

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    • October 12, 2011 11:28 AM

      Thank you for your response..I will follow your blog as I like to read about what you young people visit on your adventures..

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  2. October 12, 2011 8:02 AM

    Very nice posting. We all have a place and can be a living part of our world. Great thoughts.

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  3. Ellen permalink
    October 12, 2011 8:42 AM

    Blazing the trails. I’ll have to consider that. I admire people that can hike into the wild with just those backpacks filled with survival equipment.
    My nephews have worked at Forest Home for several summers. My family was there for family camp in 1963. We got home on Sunday night and my mother had my twin brother and sister on Monday! Yikes!

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    • October 12, 2011 1:39 PM

      Ellen, I consider you a trail blazer in other ways..I have noticed quite a few abilities that you have.. (:

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  4. October 13, 2011 11:39 AM

    Nearly every time I take a trail into the high country I think about the person who first traveled there, then those who created the trail. And as I follow the trailI’m almost ashamed at the comforts I have compared to the primitive equipment they had back then.

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    • October 14, 2011 2:25 AM

      Yes, we must have gratitude for those before us.. and thankfulness for what we have.. (:

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