Never to Old to Rock and Roll

I came across a news article about two elderly German men that escaped from a nursing home in order to attend a heavy metal concert.

When the nursing home realized the gentlemen were missing, they called the police.  The police located both men at the concert at 3:00 in the morning and drove them back to the facility in a police car.

My first reaction – I want to be like those guys when I am old.

I want to still have the desire to escape in the night, to attend concerts, to feel wild, to bend rules, to express my individuality, to cause trouble, and to make people shake their heads in wonder.

 

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Burritt Nature Trail – Huntsville, Alabama

Gwen and I took two of our dogs (Blue and Buddy) hiking last Saturday.  We followed the Burritt Nature Trail in Huntsville, Alabama.

It’s a great place to hike and explore.  You will find interesting foliage and caves.  However, the trial can get pretty rocky at some points, so you have to watch your step.

As you follow the trail, you will find a clearing in the woods and at the edge of that clearing is a massive cross.  The cross was built in 1963 by the Huntsville Ministerial Association.

The trail then continues behind the cross.  At this point it is steep and extremely difficult to navigate.  The trail takes you up to the top of the mountain.  The view up there is extraordinary and well worth the effort.

We took a rest break at the top of the mountain, then we went back down to the clearing, and continued to follow the trail.

It took us two hours to complete the entire trail.  When we got back to the Jeep, we were all sweaty, dirty, stinky, hungry, and completely exhausted.

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