Saturday, October 30, 2010

Adam to the Rescue!

     This morning started off great with a fabulous breakfast of pumpkin waffles made by my wonderful hubby. Then, we headed over to the Maker's Fair in downtown Shreveport where we sampled local coffee, helped a family get closer to their adoption by buying yummy treats, and even purchased an awesome handmade cutting board. So far, so good! Next, we grabbed lunch to-go at Logan Farms and then drove out to Eddie D. Jones Park in Keithville. The plan was for Adam to ride two laps on the mountain bike trail while Sara Beth and I hiked it.Sounds good, right?
     So, I loaded Sara Beth in the backpack and off we went on our little adventure. We had been hiking for about 15 minutes when I realized my first mistake. Never wear new shoes when you are carrying a heavy pack (with precious cargo) while by yourself in the woods. OK. I knew better, but if I never wear them, when will they ever get broken in? No problem. I decided to cut the hike short and bail out at the next road crossing. . . which never came. Mistake number two: Never go hiking without a map. OK. I knew better, but I've ridden this trail tons of times on my bike and it's a small park. I didn't even know they had maps.
We hiked on. Fifteen minutes turned into an hour, and every step came with a burning sharp pain on both of my heels. I knew I was blistering, but I avoided stopping to look because I was in the middle of the woods and there was nothing I could do about it. Mistake #3: Never go hiking without moleskin for blisters. OK. I knew better about this too. Boy, I sure do have a bunch of knowledge that I didn't use today!
     At this point, I really needed to get back to the car. I was in a lot of pain! Sara Beth, on the other hand, was fast asleep in the backpack. Then I saw it-- a gravel road. I had no idea which way to go, but I figured either way would lead to civilization and that had to be better than going deeper and deeper into the woods. Right? Wrong! I walked on the road for 15 or 20 minutes and then broke down and called Adam. The tears came! Luckily, he had just finished a lap and was back at the trail head. Long story short. . .
     I walked back down the road and rejoined the trail. Adam frantically searched for us and finally found us where two trails came together. He walked barefoot (more comfy than walking in his bike shoes) while carrying the baby backpack and pushing his bike. I trudged along slowly wincing in pain. Finally we got to a clearing (and some gravel roads) where we stopped and layed down a blanket. I nursed and changed Sara Beth while Adam rode back to the car. Next thing I knew, here comes my knight in shining armor, driving his trusty steed (our Outback) through a cloud of dust. Adam to the rescue!
     The blisters are pretty bad! We got more adventure than we planned for, but all in all, it was a good day!
About to set off on our hike

Changing diapers in the great outdoors


The cutting board we bought at the Maker's Fair today


The Shoemakers said...

WOW what an Adventure you had. I have worn new shoes to work and I was a waitress at a busy mixer. Needless to say I had a not so pretty blister too. Oh and I love the cutting board..I really need one.

Jonell Hart said...

This will be one of those great stories to tell to Sara Beth! Sorry about your blisters...and glad you're both OK!!

Crystal said...

This post deifintely qualifies as a "Hart Adventure!"

Brandi and Adam Hart said...

Yeah Crystal, my regular posts hadn't been adventurous enough lately so I thought I better kick it up a notch!

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