One thing that I love about Toki, is that she shakes me out of my routine, and leads me to unexpected places — both figuratively and literally.
For instance, a few weekends ago while we were in the Sierras, near Bishop, California, I ended up hiking with Toki because I didn’t feel up to my usual climbing outing with my friends.
So Toki and I struck out and walked for several miles on the rim of a volcanic plateau.
We found some really interesting boulders (worth a return trip, with my climbing shoes!) and even some petroglyphs.
I discovered them when Toki lay down in the shade of the rock for a rest.
I never know what I’m going to find when I let Toki plan the itinerary!