I was working on the computer all morning, going through all the Copey Learning Center volunteer applicants and wrote 18 letters. I enjoy this type of administrative work, especially when I know it's helping Seidy out. However, Kevin was out all morning following Nacho and Martin to see the trails Martin has been blazing! So Kevin came in and said, 'enough inside work, you need a break'. He wanted to show me all the great trails that are on our property. I was game! I did ask him first if I needed to wear my rubber boots and he assured me the trails were dry. No need for my knee-high boots particularly great for muddy situations. So, I put on my newish and cleanish hiking boots and off we went. I never think of taking 'before' pictures, because I never know that they will be 'before' pictures until 'after' the incident happens. Well, we hiked up the hill beside the river. The same trail I explored when we first arrived 3 and a half months ago. It was barely passable back then, but Martin has done a great job clearing a path. We got half way and Kevin looks back and says 'oh, yeah, I guess there is a bit of mud.... just hop over it'. Well, I certainly didn't want to look like a wuss (even though I really did want to keep my hiking boots still shiny and new). So I jumped and hopped and managed to avoid the mud and only slipped in a little... but then on the way back, there was no saving this girl or these lovely clean boots! I fell in a hole with both feet and got muddy all the way up to my shin. Really? Seriously? Oh well, nothing a little water, a good scrub and sun won't fix. The trail was well worth the hike and I definitely look forward to going up there again soon... but maybe in my rubber boots next time.
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