Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patty's Day

Hope you're all wearing your green and having a greentastic day!
The Legend of St Patrick

The legend of St Patrick is a symbolic version of his life as Patron Saint of Ireland and what his life means to the Irish people.


St Patrick legends are a blend of fact and fantasy. It's difficult to tell the difference sometimes. Some elements may be true.

Without mention in his surviving writings (his "Confessio" and his letter to Coroticus), we just don't know for sure.

But as with most legends, the legend of St Patrick is symbolic and inspirational for millions.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Our first hike of the season

Couldn't wait any longer to get out, so we grabbed our packs and went out yesterday. It was about 41 degrees and still had a few inches of snow, but when cabin fever hits, you go. :) We went to our favorite place which is about a 5-mile round trip. We saw a couple deer and they didn't seem to be afraid. They just watched us take photos of them.

Boy am I out of shape! By the time we got home, I could barely move. My legs were like jelly and my arms and back killed me from carrying my pack. It's not even heavy - maybe 6 pounds.

I got to try out my new hiking stick. Picked it last month at the chainsaw carving rendezvous. It's cared with an old man's face on the top. Nice and solid. Kept me from falling on my face when the tunnel was all ice-covered. My son loved that. He was skating around and posing with all the huge ice formations. Some of them were over 7 feet tall.

Hope to get out at least once a week now til I'm able to do it without feeling like I ran the Boston marathon.