Lily and I used to really enjoy our weekend walks at Stanford. We live close to the campus – a quick trip in the car to one of several of our favorite starting points. On most weekend mornings, there’s not a lot going on around campus – but she really enjoyed just getting out and walking as did I.
Sometimes, I listened to podcasts along the way. Other times I didn’t – just wanting to be in the moment walking with her and enjoying the beauty of this special place. Lily didn’t care what I did – she just enjoyed all of the sights and smells along the way – a semi-regular routine but not one that was frequent enough to be boring!
One of our favorite spots was inside the Quad. She didn’t particularly enjoy all of the stone footing – but when we got out into the outer area with some nice grass she was happy again!
Many times I’ve taken this shot looking back at Memorial Church. Yesterday, I took it without Lily at my side – while remembering all of our great times together wandering Stanford.