Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Walking Buffalo Bayou

Today, rather than walking in the mall, I thought I would head over to Buffalo Bayou for my walk. I took the new camera with the little holga lens. We used to live very near the bayou. Buffalo Bayou is a winding stream that goes through downtown Houston and eventually empties into the Houston ship channel. There are some walking trails on the banks and you can almost imagine that you are in the countryside until you turn a bend and see a bridge over the bayou or in the other direction you see the skyscrapers of downtown Houston.

After about 30 minutes, I could not take anymore sun or heat. Obviously I am not in the shape that some young men were in. They were sprinting up a bank and then side running down. Up and down for the whole time I was at the bayou. I looked on in amazement but not envy. I do not want to do that....not even if it is cool. I either have to go to the bayou at 6 or 6:30 in the morning or go back to being a mall walker.


Islagringo said...

Running up and down a hill is for children. I bet it is good exercise though. As a side note, I usually enjoy your Holga photos but today's almost made me nauseous. I wonder what is different about them?

Billie Mercer said...

Sorry about nausea. They look okay on my monitor. I'll ask my mentor what he thinks.

Mexico Cooks! said...

Judy and I are thinking of both of you, Billie, every day. Keep on keeping on!


Heather said...

Great pics! I love to walk in nature too, but definitely not in the heat.