My husband doesn’t have a car. He doesn’t see the need for it. Our house is near to school, library, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and other establishments. I guess that is one advantage when you live in a small town.
Walking and running is not only a hobby for my husband, it’s a way of life for him. He walks 8.8 km to and from work everyday. He walks everywhere. It’s the very opposite of me. I never liked walking nor running. I tried it when I was trying to lose weight, but then I lost interest eventually.
It was Saturday, it’s a day I always look forward to because my husband is off work. I was excited. Guess what my husband wanted us to do? To walk the Albion and Samson Trail. When I made my wedding vow, I promised to do things that he likes doing and to always do things with him. So I get dressed and grabbed my camera.
My husband was so considerate that he brought me to Tim Hortons first to get me a hot a French vanilla latte to keep me warm.
It was a cold day and I never imagined I will enjoy walking despite the chilly weather. Let me show you why I had a wonderful time.
When we reached the Albion Trail, I started taking photos. It sparked the love for photography in me.
There were benches along the trail and I thought how lovely it will be to just sit by during Spring and Summer.
As we look at the tracks, we noticed the footprints of a pheasant.
The Albion Trail is connected to Samson Trail which leads to New Glasgow. What a lovely place. As we walked, it stirred up joy in my heart. How blessed I am to have my husband holding my hand, conversing with me as we were walking the path.
The river is frozen and we could hear the sound of ice cracking. I was amazed. I wonder how brave I am to try and walk on it.
There were gym equipment for public use, my husband dropped his bag and hang on the bars the moment he saw it.
I was amazed to see birds resting on the top of a tree.
I took picture of this tree, different from other trees because it still has leaves.
Look at some of these maple leaves trying to keep from falling.
I was nice to see some flowers thriving in winter.
At last, we reached New Glasgow!
It is now my fourth week here in Canada and now I understand why my husband developed the love for walking and running. What not to love in it when you are given beautiful places and weather?
I thank God for the joy of simple walks with my husband.