Gratitude Entry (No. 5)

Weight-Loss Adventures (No. 1)

Yesterday morning, we decided to hike at a park my brother recommended; stating, “It’s all flat and most of it is paved.” (We’re just starting out on our fitness journey; and it was neither of these things.)

The park consisted of several interlocking, circular, desert trails — with maps at rounded junctions.

I move faster than Mitchell does, so we always set out at separate speeds — and don’t always follow one another; but I stuck to the trails, and read the maps.

Turns out, I can not read trail-head maps; and I got caught in a never-ending quest for the place we set out from.

Eventually, I called Mitchell — expressing through near-tears that I couldn’t find my way back. When our call dropped, I panicked. I immediately went the opposite direction of where I’d started, and still ended up at the same forsaken ramada. So I turned around, and tried again.

The fourth time that I reached the exact same ramada (Damn it!), Mitchell was there — waiting for me (Thank the universe!); and led me (shaken and growling) out of the park, to the safety of the parking lot.

I am grateful that Mitchell can read maps.

7 thoughts on “Gratitude Entry (No. 5)

  1. SnapDragon X. says:

    Omg. This is SO me and my husband. Years ago we were at a Phillies game, and got up to get snacks. He said he’d meet me back at the seats. . . And I found myself completely lost! I’m so spoiled by him always leading the way, I don’t have to pay attention! 😂

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    1. Alessa Moon says:

      Exactly! He was like “send me a GPS ping.” And I was like, “How in the hell do I do that?!” 😂

      Thankfully, another hiker had spotted me stomping around in circles, and pointed Mitch in the right direction.

      We have also reviewed the process for sending a GPS ping. LMFAO! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    1. Alessa Moon says:

      Right?! Mitch says in the future I’ll have to wear a helmet with a 16″ wire flag on top. 🤦🏻‍♀️

      I told him that I should carry flares — if the desert is on fire, he’ll definitely be able to find me! 😂😂😂

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