In my previous post I wrote about Julianne the biker. She loves being outdoors and enjoying nature. Biking is an activity I can easily do with her. But, in recent years, due to knee issues, taking nice nature hikes with Julianne is a bit more difficult. But that doesn’t stop her as she will go with daughters, grandchildren and often even solo on hikes. Where possible, when the hikes are “easy” (meaning not too many hills, etc.), I try to join her. But, she is happy when she is out there, even on her own.
Hiking is something that we have done throughout our marriage. I was never brought up in the camping tradition, and so I have not been a very good camper. But, hiking was something I did with my dad and Julianne also did a lot of hiking. As our children grew, we would take them on hikes.
After we arrived in Japan in the late 1980s, we were afforded the opportunity to take many hikes. There are many antiquities, old statues and beautiful nature hikes in Japan. We took advantage of these.
We continued on hikes into the 1990s. After Amaree was married, we all went to Montana and did a few fun hikes there. We enjoyed seeking out a nice waterfall with children and grandchildren.
Of course, the hiking has continued, even as recently as May 2019. Here are more shots of Julianne on hikes…enjoying nature, time with children and grandchildren and the great outdoors.