Did you ever go creek walking as a kid? We sure did. I used to go mostly with my old friend Rebekah. She lived a couple houses down. I would guess that we would at least walk about a mile.. We'd step from stone to stone and where it got deep we would walk on the banks... but most of the time we would just trudge right on through.
I remember passing one house who happened to have a deer head hanging from a tree in the back yard. It was absolutely disgusting... You can imagine the stories we had about why it was there. I know now that it was probably up there becuase it had been hunted and was being... um drained or something? For display later (actually I still don't KNOW, but that is my guess)? It was gross, but we looked for it every time we went. It eventually disappeared. Animals ate it, so we thought.
We would walk and walk and be out there absolutely all day. Our toes were nice and pruney when we got back.
I remember one time my sister and her friend (Rebekah's brother) made it all the way to town via the creek... they called my mom and she went to pick them up.
...Those were the days...