Sunday, September 13, 2009

Back to Gateway

We haven't driven over to Gateway Trail since April because it isn't worth it for a short run. I keep gently pushing my injured knee. Today we mostly walked, but sometimes ran, 5 miles on Gateway. We saw dozens and dozens of people on different kinds of bikes, roller bladers, three dogs, two women on horses, one dead mouse, a dozen small turtles swimming, a few small children, a big screaming pileated woodpecker, and a parking lot full of vehicles between miles 8 and 9.

And in the evening we had pot roast with sweet potatoes for Sunday dinner.
Flowers planted in Trader Joe's parking lot.

Thanksgiving dinner anyone? This past week was the first time we ever saw wild turkeys in our own backyard.

7 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad you were able to return to the Gateway Trail. I remember your lovely photos from previous visits. Those turkeys better watch out as Thanksgiving is coming soon :-)

Backofpack said...

This vegetarian won't comment on the pot roast, but will say those sweet potatoes look delicious! (Truth be told, I make a pot roast for my guys about once a year - they love it!)

We had three wild turkeys walk through our campsite this weekend - very cool!

Beth said...

Wow, that is a lot of Turkeys. I've never seen that many of them together. Nice job getting in 5 miles!

Susie Hemingway said...

Wow! turkeys how wonderful, what a year it has been with our lovely peacock visiting too - hope the knee is improving.

DawnB said...

I would do that for post roast and sweet potatoes, yum.

amybee said...

Yummy dinner; cool turkeys; GREAT that you are back out on the trails!

Just_because_today said...

runs, food, wild turkeys - perfect.