My Weight Loss Journey

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Day In La Crosse and Climing the Bluffs

I spent the day with my daughter, Alyssa, in her college town of La Crosse, Wisconsin on Wednesday. We had a BLAST shopping, going to lunch and last but not least....climbing the bluffs of La Crosse. It started off we were just going to go for a walk, but Alyssa said "let's climb the bluffs". I was game, so I said "sure" stupid...just kidding Alyssa :)

Here is the beginning of the trail, it is called the Hixon Forest Walking Trails. It doesn't look too bad from here but wait til you get going...this trail is a killer!!!!

Here's a map of the trails just incase you get lost.

Here we go, Alyssa led the way.

It became very obvious that I was not going to make it to the top of this bluff. I told Alyssa that she is in shape, she runs 6-10 miles a day....I am fresh off the couch from stuffing dolls. I really didn't realize how out of shape I am.....I thought I was going to cough up a lung during some of steep climbs. We saw a spot that looked like we could maybe see a view at the top, so Alyssa climbed up off the beaten trail to see....but there was just more woods at the top. So we got back on the climbing trail to see if I could make it.

We finally gave up and realized that I was not going to make it to the top today....I did a lot of complaining and whinning so maybe she got sick of listening to it. At one point she even busted out "now I know how the biggest loser trainers feel"....LOL. But anyway, for what ever reason it was I was glad to be heading back to the car. Here is a view of our down hill climb, that's Alyssa in the distance.

At least I am still smiling here.

After the bluff climbing we took a spin down to the Mississippi river for a look at the beautiful view. The bridge boarders Wisconsin and Minnesota. After you cross on the right hand side of the bridge you are in Minnesota...kinda cool.

Here is Alyssa standing in front of her apartment building. She has two really great roommates and is very happy living in La Crosse. I always enjoy coming to visit her in her little piece of heaven. She always shows me a memorable time!!!!

Well that's it for now....God Bless....Rhonda