I am a big fan of "me time". I mean, who isn't? And, thanks to an understanding husband and a mother in law that loves the girls and will take them in a minutes notice if my head is about to explode from children-overload, I have a good amount of "me time". I really think me time is the only way to secure some sanity! Seriously!
Today was no exception. Jorge, the girls and I went out for breakfast and then made a trip to a nearby town, Tepa, to do a bit of shopping. When we got back into town, he dropped me off and took the girls to a friend's house. The friend has kids and was having some sort of cookout, involving cooking some fish that he just caught. The girls have gone with Jorge a couple of times, and I think it is nice for Jorge to have some time minus me! The girls play with the kids, and Jorge gets to socialize without having to worry about me.
For the past week and a half, every other night, we have been walking at night. The girls have been enjoying it. We go for about an hour. Just enough to wear them out. Emily usually asks to sit down at some point during our walk. Remember, she is the lazy girl!
So, today, I thought I would take a walk solo. It has been a long time since I went on a walk. I used to as my exercise. But, since getting the Wii, that is how I exercise now. It was such a great, peaceful walk! It was a little warm outside, but the clouds offered some relief every once in a while. And, there was a nice breeze.
Today is the day that everyone goes downtown to the Plaza! Sunday is the day you dress up and people watch. And, while I walk in an area where there isn't much of anything, there was NOBODY around. It was awesome! I took some pictures to show you. Once I walk away from town, there really isn't much of anything around. I didn't see anyone walking and saw only a handful of cars.
Here is a view after I walked a dirt road away from town. You can see a nice, little part of Jalos. Exciting, huh?!?
Another angle of the town. This is just a small part, though.
And, I just keep on going. This dirt road goes out to land that isn't being used, a few houses, and lots of more nothing. Walking in this area reminds me of the movie The Never Ending Story. You know, where the nothingness takes over. Except, here, the nothingness is a more positive nothingness. Just miles and miles of undeveloped land.
This is our rainy season right now. Love the rain! It makes everything green! So, this is the best this place is going to look. The rest of the year all of the green that you see is brown, dead stuff. It is amazing how nature bounces back with a bit of water.
And, I took a picture of myself! I was tired by this point, so this is the best smile you are going to get!
I really could have just kept walking. I was tired and sweaty, but it was just so relaxing out in the middle of nowhere by myself. I highly recommend doing this!
And, you know how places advertise their chickens as "free range". Well, we have free range cows! They are just like those cows in California. Happy cows! This one didn't appreciate me taking his picture.
I think I will add a solo walk to my exercise routine a few times a week. I feel ready to tackle another week!