Wednesday I met two women who were hiking the North Country Trail. They had started their trek in North Dakota and still had 100 miles ahead of them. http://northcountrytrail.org/
Thursday morning, on my way to work I drove passed a group of American Indians walking along the highway. They were Water Walkers walking from Quebec, Canada to Madeline Island, Wisconsin to raise awareness to the right to have safe drinking water to all people. www.waterwalkersunited.com
To honor these distance walkers today’s funnies will focus on walking: A group of friends went out walking one day and decided to pair off in twos for the afternoon. That evening one of them returned alone, staggering under the weight of a heavy rucksack. “Where’s Fred?” the other ramblers ask. Fred’s partner, Brian, replied, “Fred must have had a heart attack. He just keeled over and died a couple of miles back up the path.” The other ramblers gasped and then one of them asked, “You left Fred laying out there and carried the rucksack back?” “It was a difficult decision,” nodded Brian. “But I thought that nobody would steal Fred.”
One day, three men were out hiking in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula and came upon a violent, raging river. They had to get to the other side, but had no idea how to do so safely. Being a very devout person, the first man dropped to his knees and prayed, saying, “Please God, give me the strength to cross this river.” In a blinding flash of light, God gave him big, strong arms and legs and he was able to swim across the river – almost drowning a couple of times on the way. Seeing this, the second man thought he’d do something similar, saying, “Please God, give me the strength and the tools to cross this river.” In a second blinding flash of light, God gave him big, strong arms and legs and a rowing boat, so he too was able to cross the river – almost capsizing the boat a couple of times on the way over. The third man was amazed at how this had worked for his pals and he also prayed saying, “Please God, give me the strength and the tools and the intelligence to cross this river.” In a third blinding flash of light, God turned him into a woman! She looked at her map, hiked a couple of hundred yards upstream and walked across the bridge!
A Yooper hunter went walking through the great north woods when he saw a young woman lying barely dressed a clearing. ”Are you game?” he shouted to the woman. ”Yes” she replied. So he shot her.