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Monday, February 11, 2019

Hiking in winter


Yesterday Rosa and I went for a hike in Hacklebarney State Park. It was admittedly a chilly day to be walking about but it was a good workout. And while winter strips nature of its leafy green clothing, it also eliminates annoying insects, while providing an entirely different sort of natural beauty.





Trees don't need leaves to be interesting.


While the trek was enjoyable in and of itself, the best part might have been the great mood it put Rosa in! I teased her that while we always joke about her being a "Piggy-Girl" that her demeanor after a long hike is more akin to a house-bound puppy who has just been taken for a walk. It resulted in us enjoying the entire day together, even after we got home. (There was even a bit of spanking tossed in!)


Us.



19 comments:

  1. I'm so glad the two of you got out and enjoyed yourselves.

    It's been raining in Southern California, and I tend to stys indoors in this type of weather.

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    1. We don't like winter so we try to pretend it's not cold and go on doing the things we enjoy in the warmer weather.

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  2. Great blog, just found it, like many of your stories. Originally from Hudson County, now in Atlanta. Keep up the good work!

    Bob

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    1. Thanks, Bob, and welcome! I'm glad you are enjoying it! Make sure to visit the main website linked in the margin to the right. Lots of stuff there!

      Hudson County huh? Depending on your age and where in Hudson County you hung around.....we could very well have bumped into each other at some point.

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  3. Sounds like a real good time glad for both of you.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. Yeah.....a little chilly, but otherwise very nice!

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  4. Wouldn’t that be something if we bumped in to each other at some point, grew up in Bayonne, high school in Jersey City, college in Kentucky.

    Found your main website, lots of good reading.

    Bob

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    1. Thanks again. I went to St. Peter's so who knows?

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  5. If there'd been some snow you could have worn Bigfoot shoes. It's a thing.
    https://cryptomundo.com/bigfoot/bigfoot-shoes/

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    1. I have a friend who could leave those tracks just by taking his shoes off. ;-)

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  6. I assume you mean St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, I matriculated at St. Anthony’s, not terribly far from St.Peter’s.

    I read your “ Conversation with your mother”, very well written and very interesting. I do like cerebral as well as erotic pieces regarding FLR/DD and that was an especially good and thoughtful piece.

    Your a very good writer, me thinks your ready for “Writing with the Stars “!

    Bob

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    1. No, I meant the college.

      Thank you for the compliments. I try.

      No writing for the stars for me. Life has consistently taught me that my talents are better off used in a small, inside circle. But thanks for the vote of confidence!

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  7. Great pics. I had a kind of similar hike last weekend, though not as pretty as yours. Like you, I really don't like winter, but it is great getting out on snowy trails when few other people are around.

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  8. A refreshing post about everyday life. Not that I don't appreciate the naughty bits!
    My wife and I also went for a hike on Sunday. It was a beautiful day, with some interesting ice and frost formations.
    It took a bit of coaxing to get her to go, but she really appreciated going and told me to make sure she goes the next time.
    We both really enjoyed the time together. It was actually to a location that we hiked while dating many years ago. Spanking occurred then, but not this time.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the occasional change-of-pace. I know I do! There are a lot of people who don't like when blog owners stray from whatever the nature of the blog purports to be. But I have always wanted "Collected Submissions" to be a place where anything can pop up.

      Good for you encouraging your wife to get out in the fresh air, too!

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  9. While there are plenty of things which I don't miss about winters in upstate New York, such as driving through snow squalls on icy roads, I do miss the quiet beauty of snow-covered land and icy flowing water during a winter hike.

    There's a certain stark, pristine beauty to nature during a snowy day, as long as the snow is falling gently anyway--that is something that I do miss during this time of year.

    Ice and snow would be much less of a problem once I didn't have to brave the winter elements at any particular time, which of course I did have to while living in the Northeast during most of my twenties... --C.K.

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    1. All true, but I could not picture myself living anywhere else. There's just too much here and I'd be bored without the variety.

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