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Another $40 and a Nice Hike

November 18th, 2013 at 03:34 pm

I've lived here for 20 years (almost 21) and I've had friends come and go. Two friends who moved away years ago were here this past weekend; it was so great to see them! I miss them a lot!

They were all into eating out and shopping, and it was hard to say no, because I wanted to hang out with them. When they suggested a hike, I was definitely in for that, though! Our beautiful hikes are the free treasure here. We walked up a gorgeous arroyo, and picked up heart shaped rocks and saw the sunset just as we arrived back at the trailhead, and it was a great way to spend time together (for free).

Today I got paid for teaching my spinning class - $40 for the month. And I went to the weekly weightlifting class I love (taught by my friend L) for free (that's one of the perks of teaching).

And when F got home from school we had hot chocolate with marshmallows because it's turned pretty cold here. My recipe: 2 T sugar, 2 T cocoa powder, 1 c almond milk and a lot of marshmallows!

I'd much rather have a hike and hot chocolate than a lot of little trinkets. I wasn't even jealous at all of my friends' purchases - necklaces, postcards, a purse, etc... (Mostly because I can't deal with clutter!). So that's progress, right?

6 Responses to “Another $40 and a Nice Hike”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would love a hike over shopping any day!

  2. mamasita Says:

    Hot chocolate over shopping! And a nice cross country run!

  3. SicilyYoder Says:

    I loved hiking before I my car wreck happened. I am still healing. It would be wonderful to go hiking.

  4. Buendia Says:

    Love to see the like-minded comments! The trailhead is about 2 mins. from F's school - amazing to have all of that so close!

  5. scfr Says:

    Right!!

  6. starfishy Says:

    definitely hiking over shopping for me, too!

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