Today was such a beautiful day that I could not stay at home stuck in the house. I decided to do a little hiking along the River Trail and see the beauty of nature and enjoy the great outdoors. I packed a backpack with a nice little lunch and water bottles for hydration before I set off. I love this particular trail as the scenery changes and the wildlife is abundant. There are plenty of rest areas to sit and take in the atmosphere. Benches as well as picnic tables dot the trail every so often.
There were plenty of families and couples biking and walking along. It is a really good thing to see the kids out and about rather than at home glued to tablets, phones and game consoles. I decided to go off trail for a little bit and explore some scenic areas and climbed a smallish cliff area to see a cave that was higher up.
The cave was really neat and I enjoyed myself immensely. It felt good to be outside in the sunshine after all the cold weather we had recently. You should really try it tomorrow or the next nice weekend we have. I promise you will have a great time.
I have been concerned about the environment for as long as I can remember. I try to minimize the amount of plastic that gets thrown away, by recycling whenever possible. Unfortunately, we do have trash that needs to get “hauled away.” Watching videos about trash floating in the ocean makes me very sad. I wish more people would make more of an effort to recycle, and I wish that all plastic water bottles, plastic bags that are used for shopping purposes and for trash bags were bio-degradable. Unfortunately, according to an article I just read at the Rodale News website about whether it is better to use a bio-degradable bag or one that was recycled from other plastic items, landfills are created in such a way that bio-degradable things will NOT degrade, so bio-degradable plastic bags won’t actually bio-degrade in a landfill! They would, however, bio-degrade in the ocean, and so I think that using them is better than doing nothing at all if your trash goes into the ocean! So I think that stores that use plastic bags to send their products home with their customers would be helping the environment by using bio-degradable bags. I think that would be a big help towards reducing some of the pollution that threatens all of us.