Middle age is an interesting time. You still think you can do what you did when you were younger, and maybe you can, but it definitely takes more effort. Just yesterday my wife, my 14 year old son and I did two moderate hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, one in Washington and other in Oregon. It amazes me to see how my son effortlessly bounds up the trails while mom and dad, chugging along, hearts pounding away, seem to be more like The Little Engine That Could (“I think I can. I think I can.”) Were the hikes worth it? Absolutely! At the top of each trail we were treated to some phenomenal views of the Gorge. In fact, they were so stunningly spectacular they literally left us literally(gasp!) breathless.
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