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Sunday Stealing: Sleepy Rambles Survey

Beautiful Day for a Walk

It's quite a lovely day today, still a little chilly, but perfect for a nice long walk. We drove over to Pawling Farm (where we saw the Witness Tree), part of Valley Forge National Park, so that Joe could show me a really cool trail that he's hiked before. I figured we'd be walking the River Trail by the Schuylkill, but we veered off the main trail onto a wee trail that ran along the top of a ridge. You can't really see how steep the sides of this ridge are from the following picture, but trust me on this - I was just a weensy bit nervous when the ridge was narrow or I had to navigate over the fallen trees and poked-up roots.

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The views were lovely, though, and made me happy I was there. There was a pretty pond on one side of the trail and the river on the other.

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A pond in the valley

 The air was cool; the sun was warm. It was so quiet - all you could hear was some traffic in the distance and the wind high up in the trees.

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Schuylkill River - Visitor Center for Washington's HQ in the background

Spring flowers were all over the sides of the trail.

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Anyone know what this pale blue flower is?

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"Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses!"

The vines and roots were pretty impressive too.

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Vines looping around the trees
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Oh my God! Zorro was here!

On the way back to the car after our hike, we saw the sky through a window in the Walnut Hill Barn.

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Walnut Hill Barn

It was a real good stretch of the legs! We came home, had a pizza for lunch, and settled in to watch the Caps beat the Blue Jackets in overtime. Woot woot!

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