Monday, December 5, 2011

Hiking at Blue Hills

This may come as a surprise to you but I'm a really outdoorsy kind of girl. When I say outdoorsy, I mean strolling around Derby Street Shoppes.

On the rare occasion that I want to be outdoors in nature I take my niece and nephews hiking at Blue Hills in Milton/Canton.

My 15 year old niece is kind enough to take turns with me carrying the backpack and she walks next to me. The boys take off and run up the mountain. Literally run. Then they argue about who has to wait for the "slow poke" Auntie Laura. Meanwhile, I'm about 1/2 mile behind them barfing up a lung from exertion. I'm grossly out of shape.

Next to the trail side museum at Blue Hills they have a few animals on display. The first one is that we see is a River Otter. That little guy loves to perform for people. They also have turtles, a couple of snowy owls, deer, turkey vultures and ducks that you can feed.

Three days after we went hiking, Harry couldn't stop talking about it. He and Brennan loved running down the hill that you see above. It doesn't look like much but walking down it was pretty intense, just ask my thighs.

In closing, if you see a blonde woman, in her early 40's, huffing, puffing and chugging her way up the mountain, don't be alarmed, it's just me.

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