Sunday, February 14, 2010


"Go West, Young Man, Go West"
-was an expression first used by
John Babsone Lane Soule

in the
Terre Haute Express in 1851.


lets not forget that this advice also appeared on
a Tim Horton's "Roll Up The Rim" cup
in the wonderful
independent Canadian film
"One Week", staring Joshua Jackson,
directed and written Michael McGowan.

For a good dose of "Canadianism", I recommend you see it.

Being creatures of habit, we seldom venture off the beaten path, choosing instead to stick to the familiar, but this weekend, hubby and I expanded our horizons and took a different direction. In the nineteen years we have lived here cradled between the north and south mountains, we have always headed north/ northeast through the orchards and past a series of irrigation ponds, or south through the woods and across the fields whenever we felt the urge to walk, ski or snowshoe, not once venturing west.

So, we headed west. Not only were we lucky enough to discover a freshly groomed trail, which proves that the early bird really does get the worm, we were undisturbed for well over an hour by any snow mobiles on the trail. It was a blast! I wanted to keep going and going but hubbies reminders that we do have to ski back, convinced me that I was not the Duracell bunny and it would be wise not to over reach my capabilities. We were gone for two and one half enjoyable hours, and yes, I am feeling it today.

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  1. What a beautiful path you took! I just love it. So wonderful! : )

  2. Wow! That sounds like a great adventure :) It's wonderful that you still feel joy from that experience today! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Oh I love exploring the unknown...My husband like usually to take the same path..but I really am excited when I try something never know what you will find! Great phot to this post!

  4. It sounds like a perfect day and a perfect path.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm glad you discovered something new and had a blast!

  6. Wow, that is such an awesome journey!! Sounds like you did wonderfully, I would totally be feeling it too. Love that quote too. A great reminder to try something new!


  7. Beautiful photo and I love the idea of taking the unknown path - a challenge to me here at the beginning of Lent. Thanks.

  8. That had to be not only beautiful but very exciting! I love skiing with my hubby, and to get lost doing it would be cold, but a bit adventurous!!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Yours in Health, Robin

  9. How fun to discover new paths in the snow. You make me almost want to put the skis on again.

  10. Thank-you for stopping by my blog and leaving me with your kind words.

    New Paths are always fun to explore, and sounds like you had a very fun day!