Husband and I spent a glorious afternoon hiking this weekend and these young ‘uns – rebels! – were also savoring a beautiful October day on their Harley Davidson motorcyles. Our very own, gorgeously incredible Ledges State Park was a madhouse of visitors yesterday.
Folks here realize that each and every luscious fall day that goes by may be the last good one of the year so you have to get out there while you can. These fellows, in their biker black leathers, graciously agreed to allow me to photograph them. I love their casual pose, the only shot I took as I did not want to delay them – they’d only just arrived when I crossed their path – in their enjoyment of a fantastic fall day here in central Iowa.
Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week. For 93 percent of all trips outside the home, for whatever distance or whatever purpose, Americans now get in a car. On average, the total walking of an American these days – that’s walking of all types: from car to office, from office to car, around the supermarket and shopping malls – adds up to 1.4 miles a week…That’s ridiculous. ~ Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail