Afternoon Walks with my Mama

This past Monday, my mom and I started going on little afternoon walks around the neighborhood. On our last walk, we found a nice little trail tucked in between a few houses and decided to explore it today! It seemed really sketchy at first; and as someone who enjoys watching Forensic Files and Criminal Minds, my mind was off to dark places, expecting the worst.

Lo and behold, it wasn’t that scary. In fact, we got a bit of a view of the San Gabriel Mountains and some really pretty plants along the way. Of course, I would take a picture of cactus because I love my succulents! For the past few weeks, I’ve been so bombarded with work and catching up on sleep that I felt myself itching to be back outdoors and just enjoying nature. Today’s walk was a reminder that I don’t have to drive out to the wilderness to fulfill that need; in fact, it never hurts to explore right around the neighborhood!

On our way back home, we walked by favorite hedge – I rushed my mom to take a photo with it! At first she said no… but even Chris has a photo with this damn hedge, ha ha ha. Today’s walk was a good workout. Tomorrow again! I’m really looking forward to these walks – definitely one of the perks of working the morning shifts. Two more shifts and it’s my weekend.