Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fresh Air

While Jim was on 'stay-cation' we decided to take advantage of the extra time together and went for a family hike. 

Before we bought our house we lived really close to to an amazing set of hiking trails within the Wissahickon park system.  We would go there pretty much every weekend year round and sometimes 3-4 times a week in the summer.  We spent hours and hours talking over our goals, our careers and our plans for the future; getting married, buying a house, starting a family.  I can remember saying a million times, "I know we just talked about this...." We both liked hearing our goals spoken and knowing that the other was still on board or had been listening to the latest update in our grand scheme.  All those hours walking together really helped us keep an open line of communication.  I think it's one of the reason we rarely argue.  Even know when there is tension between us or we don't agree a few laps around our neighborhood will usually clear the air. 

It's a little bit of a drive to get to the park from where we live now, so we don't get there as often as we'd like.  But on the few occasions we've been there since Riesling we make sure to reminisce like boring old parents and tell her of the good ole days.


Becca said...

As a fellow hiker, I love that you guys hash out your differences on a long hike :) It reminds me of something Wendell Berry said....
"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.” :)

Have the two of you done any longer distance/overnight backpacking? If so I would love advice on gear or places you have been.

Mrs. Robinson said...

We've never really done the overnight backpacking stuff. Honestly we're too cheap to invest in the equipment.haha. I'm sure you can get by with minimal gear but I feel like you at least need a decent pack and lightweight tent. We've had friends do several days a long the Appalachian Trail and love it. Maybe someday. For now we'll just stick with rustic style campsites with lots of trails surrounding. There a lot of great spots in the Pocono area in eastern PA.

and...LOVE the quote