You might remember that Karl and I were making a bit of a bucket list for the summer. Good news, we did one more thing on the list. Bad news…summer is slipping away and many things are going to be left undone. I think originally Karl hoped to do one or two things a week. That didn’t happen as reality and the work of keeping a home up slipped into place.
We took a break from it all one night after work and headed to Decorah Iowa. It’s about a half hour from our house and is where we do much of our shopping.
Karl hadn’t heard that there was a food truck in town so was excited when I told him that I was picking the place for supper. Julie from Patchabilities, who lives in the neighboring town, had it on her Facebook page so I wanted to try it out too.
I heard the food was suppose to be pretty authentic Mexican. That sounded good to me.
Karl and I found a picnic area to eat and gave the food a try. We’d definitely go again but there’s one problem. They’ve cut their hours now to fall hours and that means only over the noon hour. Bummer.
From there it was Karl’s turn to pick the fun. He picked hiking. Oh my. This momma isn’t used to hiking but I did okay considering…
Here’s where we went. It’s called Will Baker Park. Now this didn’t look bad.
It got steeper.
…and still steeper. I’ll admit, I was a little winded by the time I got to the top of this set of steps.
But at the top was a treat…check this out….
When you look at this picture a person doesn’t realize that we are actually pretty high up.
Whoever built this did an amazing job!!
There were cliffs like this which meant they were there to climb and also to fall from. It was safe..but remember I’m not a gal that loves heights.
If you’re a Decorah area person you often hear of Pulpit Rock….this is it. There are streets and a brewery named after the rock.
The rocks gave way to trees…and then to prairie. It was a lovely walk.
I was sure that these old bones would be pretty sore the next day or that my legs would be hurting but they weren’t. I think all the walking I’ve been doing all summer has been really helpful.
It was a great evening with Karl. It was only about a two hour time away but that was enough to feed the soul.
I’m hoping to hit another pathway before the colder weather sets in…Karl and I are not setting the world on fire with our bucket list, but we’re having some fun in the meantime.