"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America ... for Over 5 Years!"

until it got too many red cards from Wounded Duck 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!

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Mile 466, June 16.  This morning, Tortoise went northbound through a mile or so of Confluence Park before climbing out and looping back by way of the store to bring home some cream cheese.  Multitasking at its best!  Lou also had ulterior motives to lengthening his walk a bit ... he was reminded last night that his Ragozzine grandchildren would like him to take them on the two mile round trip walk up the Virgin River from the end of the Zion National Park shuttle to where the trail becomes the river and a fun, scenic place to play in the water.  Well ... that being the plan, Tortoise decided to pick up his daily pace so that he could complete his fifth time walking 500 miles since January 2014.  Not so bad at an average of about an hour a day.  So stay tuned to see if he pulls this off -- there are still 32 miles to be walked in 7 days in order to be ready to do that.  

Today's thought heard while walking was by Dieter Uchtdorf, and yes, it involves flying ...


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Mile 462, June 15.  Temperatures are climbing to around 110 daily at the moment, so Lou is doing more early walks.  This one started about 6:40 and went up and down the La Verkin east hills.  The day's thought listened to while walking was by Anthony Perkins ...


Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Mile 459.  You're looking at the view to the east down to the Virgin River through the protective rails along the walkway across the LaVerkin - Hurricane bridge.  Nice!  It's another of the views Tortoise gets when he walks to work.  Today's walking thought was by Gary Stevenson ...


Monday, June 13, 2016


Mile 456, June 13.  Lou took the direct path on his walk home from work to get to family home evening quicker.   He always loves to take an extra moment to look at the pretty desert flowers along the way.  The thought of the day was by Todd Christofferson ...


Saturday, June 11, 2016


Mile 453.  Being Saturday, Lou took a little bit more scenic path to work.  He dipped into the south corner of Confluence Park and enjoyed the beautiful skies and panoramas along the way.  The day's walking thought was by Dallin Oaks ...


Friday, June 10, 2016


Mile 449.  Tortoise took the most direct route home from work this Friday night ... at least he got it done!  Thought of the day was by Neil Andersen ...


Thursday, June 9, 2016


Mile 446, June 9.  Such a beautiful morning to walk to work!  And yes, taking a minute to smell the fragrant flowers along the way adds to the joy, as does listening to the day's thought by