We have begun substituting our normal forms of 30 minutes of daily exercise
for hiking up things, like that hill.
We've increased the length and altitude-gained aspects of such hikes. A couple of day ago, we invited the office staff and started up the mountains.
Though it started off rainy, it ended up just a little cloudy and cool, perfect for grinding up the hill.
Paula was fashionably cute, as always. One must always look good, even if one doesn't feel good.
One must also, of course, gloatingly text her friends in the US as to her progress up the mountain.
We finally reached 13,400 feet, up from 10,700 at the start, and 10 kilometers distance, and did what any other extreme expedition does on attaining their goal. We had sandwiches and cookies. And juice. duh.
OK, the dog. After patting ourselves liberally on the back for our fine and grueling achievement, we looked around, and there was a middle-aged mamita calmly knitting and tending her flock of sheep.
She had most likely hiked up that morning to bring them to pasture. So much for feeling heroic.
We hope that your strolls have as breathtaking views of the Andes. Na na na na na na!
Dave & Paula