Lunch Break in the Woods


Kid Rock encourages me to slow my roll as the car cruises through the curves of Rt. 135.

There might be a chill in the air, but the windows are down and Roxie is enjoying the wind on her face from the back seat.

When you find yourself without work, a new camera and a beautiful day the call of the wild becomes strong and can’t be ignored. The decision was made not to fight it and go for a long walk around Ashland State Park to enjoy the fine day that Mother Nature had provided us.

Instead of the usual trail, I chose one I had never been on and wandered around taking it all in until the rain began to fall and we swung by Snappy Dogs on the way home for a well deserved treat.

Nice days are upon us. Get out there and enjoy them away from a screen.

A Walk at Ashland State Park

A Walk at Ashland State Park

A Walk at Ashland State Park

A Walk at Ashland State Park

A Walk at Ashland State Park

Up the Tree

Roxie in Motion

Reached the Border

Unicorn Skull?

A Walk at Ashland State Park

Which Path to Take?

It beings to rain...

It is a Selfie camera, so I had to take one right?

  • christophergronlund

    Few things beat getting out like this for a lunch in the woods (or a park). If you have to eat a lunch anyway, why not have lunch someplace cool? My wife and I have been together almost 22 years, and I attribute some of that to one of us occasionally saying, shortly before lunch, “Want to pack this up and go eat in a park or hit the hiking trails?” A few weeks ago, a friend and I had a long weekend writing retreat in a cabin in East Texas on the cheap. It doesn’t take much. You’re right: it’s definitely a good time to get away from some screens.

    • Exactly! Why sit at your desk all the time. Get out and move.

      The writing retreat is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. Thank you for the reminder!

  • LOVE the photos, LOVE the advice! My husband and I both work from home, so we often head off for a quick hike/day. Lots to choose from here in Andover… Holt Hill is a FAVE. Beautiful view of Boston, too. BTW: have you been to the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick – gorgeous and so many turtles out sunning themselves… MUAH!

    • Have not been there so thank you for the advice.