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A SHOWER WALK ON THE BUECHE RIVERVIEW TRAIL
Today was too nice a day to stay inside. The weather was cool and fresh, just perfect weather for a walk. Plus, it was our first day of Walk to Jerusalem. Just as John and I were talking about walking on the Bueche Riverfront Trail in Flushing, Diane Herrold gave us a call. She asked if there was going to be a church walk today. We smiled because the Health Ministries team had been talking about scheduling some Sabbath church walks in some nearby parks. So we were glad that appealed to Diane. She was busy this morning, so we decided on meeting at Bueche's at 2:00. John and I put out a message on One Call to invite others to join us and we called a couple of friends who enjoy walking.
Then off we went on our first adventure. We had a small turnout. Diane came along with Katie and Micah Chitwood. Later Bettie Johnson turned up with her two Yorkies. The cloudy day and the little sprinkles didn't daunt our spirits. The canopy of the woods protected us from the gentle showers. But soon a steady rain came down and we opened up the umbrellas we brought along.
In spite of the rain, we enjoyed our time together along this lovely woodland trail. We spied many wildflowers still in bloom. And John Gilmore gave us a mini-lesson on how to identify poison ivy. I was impressed by the gardens the Master Gardeners had created. It all added to the fun walk in God's creation. We didn't walk the whole trail because of the rain. But we got in our first 2 miles.
Bueche Riverview Trail is actually a 3 mile trail that will eventually lead you into Flushing County Park. It follows the Flint River, which is a beautiful site. You can walk on paved trails, making it perfect for walkers, bikers, moms with strollers, or people with wheelchairs. And if you keep your eyes open, you can enjoy lots of wildlife there, including deer, heron, turkey, and other woodland animals. I am going back Thursday morning, walking with another church friend. I can't wait!