I have plantar's fasciitis! Right foot, OMG the most painful thing I've ever had...it feels like a knife is stabbing the bottom of my heel....it's okay-ish in the morning, but by 1:30 or 2 pm pain and limping sends me to my resting spot to put my foot up. My son taught me some stretches that help, and I roll my foot on a golf ball when I'm watching TV in the evenings... and I'm taking otc pain killers...WHAT caused this? I think going up and down the ladder so much and standing on the narrow little ladder steps with my arch supporting my weight while stretching up and out and in my old worn out shoes! I see a pattern here with me and ladders!
So since I have to rest my foot in the afternoons, I'm using the time for some intense daydreaming! I've been sitting on the deck nursing an adult beverage, enjoying the bloom of all the dogwood in the front yard, and browsing my Arizona Highways Magazines. I love every issue and start flipping through the photos the minute I take one from the mailbox! I have subscribed for many years and I keep every issue! One of my BIG DREAMS is to one day spend an entire winter in AZ and use these books as a guide to do as many of the Scenic Drives as I can. They highlight a particular one in each issue.
I imagine myself traveling those dusty roads and capturing wonderful images of the desert, or wandering those rolling hills of sagebrush, camped under large stands of Ponderosa Pines, or admiring the last bits of golden fall color drifted under tall stands of cottonwood trees in the riparian zones.
Is it silly to have so many dreams? Not that I'm over the hill but I'm def enjoying the view from up here...this issue I read today is the current one, April 2017. They picked Prescott Lakes Loop in the Prescott NF near the town of Prescott to highlight this month. The loop winds 26 miles around paved and unpaved roads. Along the way is Lynx Lake Rec area with 2 campgrounds. Some cool sights along the way are the Lynx Creek Ruin, a mile hike off the main road and farther down the loop is the Pink Car. A vintage 30's car that has been there since a Dr. crashed and rolled it off the road way back in 1939. The forest service painted it Pepto Pink and the road was named the Pink Car Hill Road. It's all right there on page 53.