Adventure Challenge – Day 64: Hiking and Exploring the Arboretum

I’ve been to the Overland Park Arboretum once but I didn’t do any of the hiking trails. I decided I needed to explore it. It’s only $3 to get in and it was a beautiful day. First, I hiked all of the mulch covered trails. There were about 5 miles of trails. It was beautiful and most ran along a creek. I saw a small doe in the woods. I think this would be a great place to go when I start running trails again. 

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After hiking all of the trails I wanted to go through the Arboretum and gather up some inspiration. I’m so glad I did. The flowers were absolutely amazing and provided some great inspiration for some future paintings.

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I even saw a hummingbird moth. I’ve never seen one before and was surprised to find several with their long tongues fluttering from flower to flower. 

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The Arboretum also offers a sculpture garden walk which is very inspiring. Some how I missed this the first time I came. 

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I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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