What are your plans for the Labor Day Weekend? Have you ever gone “Walkabout”? Just taking off on a walking trip thru nature? Wonderful exercise and helps clear the mind while restoring energy and balance. Take along the binoculars for bird and other animal watching if you have them. And a camera to remember the journey. It’s good to be outdoors in the fresh air, reconnecting with Mother Nature and her wondrous bounties and creations. It would be a great time to visit one of the wonderful local, state or national parks.
I will be going “Walkabout” myself over the weekend, while also going “Writeabout”, spending the weekend with Little Red Bear to complete the fifth story in his upcoming collection of adventures. It involves an abandoned old mine, and we’ll just leave it at that for now. Four stories are in the hopper and ready to go, and the fifth to be finished this weekend. We have about a dozen competing story ideas to be number six in the first collection, but we need to finish number five first. That’s our plan for the weekend.
Little Red Bear asked me to remind that if you are headed outdoors over the holiday weekend- picnics, camping, hiking, etc.- please do be careful of fires, most especially in drought-stricken areas, the Southwest, California and other red-flagged western areas where it has been so dry. There are a lot of homes at stake– human and wildlife. As our friend Smokey says-
“Remember- only YOU can prevent forest fires!”– Smokey the Bear
And if headed to the beach, please keep a watch for dangerous rip currents still present from off-shore storms on both coasts. And remember the sunscreen.
Please check back next week for more Little Red Bear updates. Our new Blog assistant, Rusty the Fairydiddle, left on an out-of-town assignment a couple weeks ago and I haven’t heard from him in a while. Should we be concerned?
As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful, safe weekend! — Jim (and Red!)