"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America"

until it got too many red cards from Benjamin and the Boredom Enforcement Committee ... now the tortoise's goal is to get to 10 red cards so he can get Big Dog to drive down and take a good long walk with the tortoise

P. S. This blog listens to its readers. We have the Benjamin Category Override for 5+ mile walks and now, it humbles Tortoise to say he has been named "Lou", by Doug Jr, in memory of Mr. Consistency himself, Lou Gehrig. Tortoise can hardly type the words to think he is in any way comparable to the noble Iron Horse. Thank you!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Mile 701.  Tortoise did a loop up the hill from his office after work for his 98th consecutive non-Sunday walking, a new personal record for Lou.  To see a couple more pictures along with a map, walk details, and the day's walking thought by Jose Teixeira, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Mile 698.  Lou had a couple evening appointments in St. George, when those were complete he parked in the Sunset Corners shopping center and started heading up the Highway 18 trail.  Sure, it's near the highway, but as the picture above illustrates, great effort has been taken to make it a nice walking experience, separate from the vehicle traffic.  For more of Tortoise's pictures, a map plus additional details, and the day's walking thought by Rosemary Wixom, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Monday, August 31, 2015

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Mile 694.  Tortoise did the loop up the hill from his office, with an extra leg to pick up one more hill.  Pictured above is a view not quite 2 miles into the walk at the north end of the ball fields looking back at the Hurricane Ridge and some nice looking clouds.  To see Lou's other pictures today, along with a map, details, and his walking thought from Thomas S. Monson, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Congratulations to Elder Michael Ragozzine on his mission accomplished in Des Moines, Iowa, and his fine Sacrament Meeting talk reporting on it today.  Willyne and I were invited to their family dinner afterwards, where we enjoyed visiting with Michael, and Darin, who flew in, basically for the day, for the occasion.  It was nice to visit for a moment and sneak in some hugs!

For more pictures, please click below to continue ...

Cheerio!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Mile 690 took Tortoise on a wide loop of west La Verkin with some nice sunset views.  To see more of Lou's pictures along with a map, additional details of this walk, and the day's walking thought by Thomas S. Monson, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Friday, August 28, 2015

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Mile 686.  Tortoise had an opportunity early this evening to walk the Coal Creek Trail in Cedar City.  Lou could feel the difference in elevation from his usual 3200 to the 5800 here, but he adjusted quickly and enjoyed the walk.  To see the other pictures Tortoise took along this path, plus a map, other details of this walk, and the day's walking thought by Henry Eyring, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Mile 683.  Lou took another stroll from his office up to the West Cinder Knoll trail.  Today's version included a straight shot up the east face, then meandering down in a loop.  Shown above is a view looking east towards part of Hurricane from the top.  For other Tortoise pictures, along with a map and other details of this walk, along with the day's walking thought by Dieter Uchtdorf, please click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!