Escape problems, enjoy biking, walking paths

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Darrel R. Thompson


Recently, on a beautiful morning of late-Spring June, I hopped on my bicycle, helmet on, to see where it would take me. From Roy to Ogden’s Rainbow Gardens, I enjoyed the cool running/hiking/biking path and all that if affords one to experience.

I just want to thank everyone who has made this possible, including the good man who walked the path from Washington Blvd. to the Dinosaur Park with a sack in one hand as he picked up trash with the other. I cannot adequately describe the refreshing journey along the way, from Riverdale to Rainbow Gardens, as trees, foliage, flowers of the Ogden Botanical Gardens, and happy people lined the way.

As my wife and I looked across this great country to find a place for perhaps some vacation time, we heard of fires in Washington, Colorado, Southern Utah, and elsewhere. We saw pictures of a funnel cloud in Denver’s Airport, remembered recent hurricanes all throughout the mid-west, and tropical storms whirling up the southeast to the northeast coasts.

We decided we just might, perhaps, sans a bit of drought, live in paradise already, and might be best off to simply enjoy the here and now treasures of our own country. Wonder, folks, if we could just relax and enjoy what we have all about us, we would be surprised and grateful for those who have made it all possible, and give thanks to our father above.

Take a break from the stresses of life, look about you, see the good, live in the moment, and give violence and contrariness a rest; you may be delighted and refreshed, as I was, on a beautiful June morning adventure. Give thanks, and pray for a summer rain.

Darrel R. Thompson


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