The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our weekend walk

While the boys were working on homework and housework on Sunday afternoon (their own fault as they waited until Sunday to do it), Lily, Rich and I went for a walk on the other side of the Hafrsfjord. We found a little "out-of-the-way" place to walk near Tananger. Rich had seen it from the air last week when he landed after his 4 day trip to Germany. It was an island...and inhabited by cows and sheep. It was a nice walk and a great view. We sloshed through the mud, the cow and sheep manure...I can't believe that it doesn't even phase me anymore...I wear my leather hiking boots and mush through it all, stopping to stomp in the shallow water along the fjord to rinse them off before getting into the car.
Funny story, a bunch of teenage bulls came by, attracted at first by Kona...then later by the stroller that just totally piqued their curiosity. We ended up on a big boulder, surrounded by these young bulls, somewhat trapped. We finally left the stroller and climbed down the back of the rock and went to the sheep field until they dispersed. We let Kona run around when we were away from the cattle and sheep and she had a blast running up and down the hills. Lily, of course, decided she needed to relieve herself...she loves to pee outside. Sigh.... We have it down to a science now, as we are often out in the middle of nowhere when the urge hits her.
We had a nice walk and totally wore out Kona. Lily fell in some mud or poop or both..but was no worse for the wear. She's becoming Norwegian...go for a the the sheep and cow poop...just hose down before you get in the house. :o)

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