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Celebrate International Yoga Day AND Hike Naked Day #multitasking

Hike Naked Day

June 21 marks the first day of summer. Words like scorching, sweating, sweltering, and sunburn are part of our daily conversations. It’s time to get away, preferably someplace quiet and cool. Maybe a short hike through the woods to a secluded spot. You’re not picky, but a nearby waterfall spilling into a refreshing pool would be nice.   

 

If you’re heading outdoors to get away from the craziness and chaos and heat, you might be in for a surprise. June 21 is International Yoga Day AND Hike Naked Day.

International Yoga Day?

Yoga has been a popular form of exercise, meditation and relaxation for a long time, so I can understand why people would want to dedicate a day to Yoga-ing. I’m not one of them, but I get it. I’ve spent years unintentionally practicing the corpse pose. However, others are more difficult. Mastering contortions like the Half Moon pose requires an enviable level of ankle and leg strength. The Cow-Face pose demands so much flexibility, Gumby would need to loosen up first. 

 

Even people like me who lack the flexibility and patience to give yoga a serious try can enjoy it. Within a few minutes of watching a crowd of motivated people assume the Downward-Facing Dog pose, I was convinced of yoga’s potential as a spectator sport.  

 

Hike Naked Day?

Yes. It’s really a thing. 

 

Until last year, I would have chalked this up as another hiker’s urban myth, like “the Appalachian Trail in Virginia is flat,” or “it’s possible to hike the White Mountains in New Hampshire without thinking you’re gonna die at least once.” Now I know, it’s not only a recognized means of celebrating the new season, it’s actually an Appalachian Trail Tradition. 

 

Who would want to hike naked? Probably not a sane person. In polite society, I’ve heard that public nakedness is frowned upon. In the city, it’s called public indecency, and there are apparently fines. However, out in the woods, the rules are a bit different. Nonconformity is the norm, nature is a traveling companion, and adventure is a career choice. 

 

Beware multitaskers!

This is probably good advice for most situations; however, it’s particularly relevant for June 21. In the interest of efficiency, multitaskers make bizarre combinations, some with unexpected consequences. Drinking Jack Daniel’s while writing, eating chili while watching Orange is the New Black, and chewing gum while walking are a few examples of multitasking that just don’t work. I shudder to imagine what a multitasker would do if they tried to celebrate International Yoga day and Hike Naked Day at the same time. Even if we ignored likely rug burns and muscle sprains, the psychological trauma perpetrated on unsuspecting hikers hoping for a brief reprieve in nature is just too high.     

 

I don’t have the expertise to make recommendations about ways to celebrate International Yoga Day (aside from keeping it COMPLETELY separate from Hike Naked Day). However, I can offer a few words of caution for those that might want to join Hiked Naked Day:

 

  • Summer means bug season. Bugs are perfectly content to swarm our mouth and ears and nose, but any hiker that willingly exposes their otherwise protected nether regions is opening a glorious new bug buffet. It’s All-You-Can-Eat, and not the good kind.

 

  • Stripping off sweat-soaked shirts and shorts feels wonderful at first. The wisp of breeze you didn’t even notice before now feels like air-conditioning. The small of your back is dry for the first time in weeks. That not-so-fresh odor that makes city-slicker’s eyes water is gone, leading you to suspect it really was just your clothes after all. But this also means the sun finally gets to visit those places the sun don’t shine. Slather up those sun-shy spots with plenty of sunscreen. A sunburned ass is no laughing matter.

 

  • If you’re going to celebrate Hike Naked Day as a team sport, make sure everyone knows the rules. Everyone in the group needs to clearly communicate their boundaries. This means no surprise sword fights, flashing tourists, or flash photography.

 

  • Even if you’re celebrating Hike Naked Day as a “team” sport with your hiking buddies, it’s not a spectator sport. The Trails will be busy with families, day-hikers, and section-hikers. Aunt Bea or little Peggy Sue don’t need to see you in your birthday suit. Put those sweaty, smelly clothes back on if you’re near a trail head or town.

 

  • What happens on Hiked Naked Day, stays on Hiked Naked Day. It’s perfectly reasonable to make fun of the physiologic effects the cold pond had on your hiking buddy, but it’s poor form to bring it back up again weeks later when you’re back in the real world.

 

Hike Naked Day is a brief time to shed the constraints of civilization, to celebrate the coming of summer, and for those like me who are pathologically introverted, a challenge to proudly (but privately) shed the façade that I use to separate myself from the world.

 

However you choose to celebrate the first day of summer, I hope it marks the beginning of a wonderful new season!

 

Update: A friend on Facebook kindly reminded me that today is also National Selfie Day. I feel like the “Special Day” people are really starting to get their act together. 

97 Comments

  • Reply Didi June 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

    As a vivid image thinker I am, I am now wondering what to do with the combination of hiking naked and doing yoga.

    All I can say is go and escape the cities heat for a bit. A few days ago i stood close to waterfall near the town of  Ouray. Taking all natures beauty in while  feeling the cold mist on me made me more zen than any yoga practice could ever do. It was the heat of and emptied my mind.

    Im not sure if being stuck on a steep hillside a day after that, holding onto tiny trees to prevent falling while feeling the mixt emotion coming up of hysterical laughing because of the odd situation and crying because i was scared made me zen, but it was still worth every step.

    The rewards of sleeping in the forest under a perfectly clear milkyway, a circle of trees surounding that view and shooting stars as a cherries on the cake , were breathtaking.

    All i can say is go and escape the city , even if it’s for a day.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 6:39 am

      This sounds like a great trip Didi, even if portions were a bit more extreme then you’d expected. For me, these are the get-aways that stick with me the longest. And it sounds like this will be one of those trips for you as well- even if you didn’t get the chance to hike naked;)

  • Reply SickChristine June 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

    The three words left in my brain after this are naked, yoga, and bugs. Yikes!

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

      I wish I would have passed this post by you before publishing. I feel like I really missed out on some key SEO opportunities.

  • Reply Miriam June 21, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Yeah I’m not too sure about combining Yoga day and half naked day. Would Zumba count, maybe in a skimpy outfit. Regardless, enjoy the warmth of Summer Gabe while we freeze our a ses off here. Fun post

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Believe me Miriam, I know you all are enjoying the good stuff down under. It’s incredibly tempting to make our next trip to Australia (or New Zealand).

      I know even less about Zumba than yoga, but I’m flexible- at least from an intellectual standpoint. I say Zumba to your heart’s content!

      • Reply Miriam June 21, 2017 at 7:23 am

        Oh Zumba is so much more fun (and easier too for someone fairly uncoordinated like me). If you like dancing you’d love Zumba! ? Come on over!

        • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 7:43 am

          I remember ur Zumba post now! If I head down to Australia, maybe I’ll have to check it out. But I’ve gotta warn you, I’ve been known to trip over peebles while hiking, and launch myself from treadmills that are tired on my marathon training sessions.

          • Miriam June 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

            Haha, you make me laugh Gabe. You could always create your own style with those moves. ?

          • Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 5:03 am

            hehehe I’m already trying to decide what to call this new dancing style. However, this is probably just my way of procrastinating any kind of public display of movement.

  • Reply Maggie Wilson June 21, 2017 at 6:30 am

    And a happy solstice to you, too, from mosquito and black-fly infested Northern Ontario where no sane person multi-tasks without a gallon or two of Deet.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 6:46 am

      I hate those friggin black flies! When I think about Armageddon or shopping for holidays (both are equally catastrophic in my book), I imagine swarms of these indestructible villains. yuck-makes me shudder just thinking about it.

      And I’m pretty sure DEET is the new tequila shooter for these guys. I prefer hairspray and lighters…

  • Reply Arionis June 21, 2017 at 6:52 am

    As evident by my last post, I think hikers would much prefer encountering a bear on the trail than a naked me.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Hehehe I know what you mean. Pretty sure others feel the same about me. Hike Naked Day is one of those days where all sorts of hideous beasts can be spotted. Kinda like Halloween, but with more smells.

  • Reply aFrankAngle June 21, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Just so you know, I believe July 15th is Naked Bike Riding Day.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Well, that might explain why I’ve been seeing so many biking events recently. And speaking of multitasking, MilfordStreet recently shared a post on a donut biking event. That’s the kind of multitasking I can get behind?

      • Reply milfordstreet June 21, 2017 at 9:25 am

        Just to be clear, we biked and ate donuts in our cycling clothes. 😉

        • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

          hehehe and there are pictures that can actually be shown on the internet.

      • Reply aFrankAngle June 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

        LOL

  • Reply usathroughoureyes June 21, 2017 at 7:11 am

    LOL… but buffet… all you can eat. Cracks us up 🙂

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Hehehe I was in rare form this morning?

  • Reply Writing to Freedom June 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for another wacky adventure Gabe. Curious minds want to know if you offered up your body for the bug buffet?

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:05 am

      I hope you don’t think less of me Brad but I hiked nearly naked last year. I didn’t remove my socks and shoes. And of course my hat and pink sunglasses stayed on as well, but they don’t count because these only come off in emergencies.

      It was one of those bucket list items I had to check off the list. Don’t know if I’m a better person for it… but it was good to even out my hiker tan lines for a few weeks.

      • Reply Writing to Freedom June 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        Kudos for following your passions and live bare-assed full out naked!

  • Reply Retirementallychallenged.com June 21, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Naked yoga is about as close as I’ll get to this… in bed… under the covers. Maybe I’ll get up once in a while to hike to the bathroom.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

      hehehe THAT’s what I’m talking about. Janis, you are a wise wise woman.
      Just remember to stay hydrated and take lots of rest breaks;)

  • Reply milfordstreet June 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I was thinking of going for a hike later today, but given the number of people I encounter on the trails, I think I’ll wear at least shorts and a t-shirt. I don’t want to frighten the locals.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Good call. And if your skin is anywhere near as pale as mine is right now, it could trigger another wave of “ghost sightings”

  • Reply Almost Iowa June 21, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I have never seen a naked hiker on the Minnesota Mosquito Refuge trails. I wonder why.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

      hehehe the decent thing to do would be to expand that Mosquito Refuge Greg. Pretty sure there are a few mosquito colonies along the east coast that I’d LOVE to relocate.

  • Reply josypheen June 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    What about nettles!? If they are tall stingers they could reach up to your belly…that is a whole lot of flesh out to be stung! Eep!

    I wonder if naked hikers are meant to wear shoes. Because if they are naked with hiking boots, they’d need socks…and naked with socks is never a good look.

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Yup, we all wear shoes, and nearly every one wears at least 2 socks. Some of the shyer hikers wear a third…

      • Reply josypheen June 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

        Naked in triple socks! 😀

        • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

          ummmmm the third sock is not worn on the feet 😉

          • josypheen June 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

            That is even worse! Better give it air than draw attention to it with an extra sock!

  • Reply Lucid Gypsy June 21, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Oh dear, if you go down to the woods today . . .

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

      hehehe watch out for the wildlife

  • Reply the incurable dreamer June 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I saw a bunch of naked people riding a 15 person bicycle through the city streets the other day, and all I could think is, ‘Those poor seats! Ewww!!’ Luckily I was far enough away that I didn’t see any low-lying fruit, but think I might still be slightly scarred from what my eyes can never unsee. So, spare little Peggy Sue and stick to walking around the house naked, as I do, so no one gets hurt. And as far as yoga goes, if you are going to do it, it must be done with baby goats!! GOAT YOGA IS THE BEST! 🙂

    • Reply Gabriel June 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      hehehe I know right! I saw some video from a Goat Yoga session on a Jenny Lawson FB group I’m in (Bloggess Pals). It looks awesome.

      And I can’t tell you how much I hate hearing about bicycle abuse. Who’s looking out for these hard working machines of burden? I think it’s called PBSD (Posterior Bicycle Sweat Disorder). Somebody really needs to get a support group started.

  • Reply JT Twissel June 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Since I get poison oak any where near the stuff, hiking in the nude is definitely not on my bucket list. I get itchy in the you know what just thinking about it!

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 4:58 am

      Great point. Poison ivy and poison oak reactions are even worse that those Bum-burns. Guess this just illustrates the high cost that must be paid in pursuit of those bucket list items

  • Reply Amy June 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hiking in the nude, stay safe, Gabe!
    Happy hiking ? 🙂

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 4:59 am

      hehehe thanks Amy.

  • Reply George June 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Please don’t tell me anyone is sufficiently skilled in multitasking they can take a naked hiking selfie while holding a yoga pose.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 5:27 am

      hehehe I can’t speak to the naked yoga selfies personally, but I do know that Hikers doing yoga on naked hiking day really is a thing (unfortunately).
      Nobody needs to see a hiker 6 days out from a shower trying to assume some bizarre contortion without at least a layer or two of clothing to separate them from our eyes.

  • Reply D. Wallace Peach June 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Excellent advice. I’ll keep this in mind the next time I go hiking in my birthday suit. LIke never! Ha ha. Happy Summer.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:08 am

      hehehe sounds like you’ve scheduled your naked hike on a very busy day. It’s the most popular choice by far.

  • Reply sandyjwhite June 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Well, those people who can contort their bodies into pretzel shapes do indeed amaze me.
    As for hiking in the buff, not likely. I feel pretty risqué just wearing a tank top to the gym!

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:19 am

      me too Sandy. I’ve been known to sit cross-legged occasionally, but I need plenty of time to recover afterwards. That’s about as close to yoga as I can manage.

      And good on you for sporting the tank at the gym!

  • Reply Liesbet June 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I have seen people walk on nude beaches. I have seen people do yoga in nature. For some reason your mention of multi-tasking and downward facing dog does not create enjoyable images! Happy summer solstice! From an evening in Reykjavik on the 19th to an art and music festival in Oakland, CA ltoday, we are having busy times.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:23 am

      oooo I’m sounds like an exciting transition. Can’t wait to read about it on your blog Liesbet!

  • Reply mydangblog June 21, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t do yoga because of arthritis issues, although it sounds fascinating. In terms of who would want to hike naked, you’ve read my blog enough to know the answer is “pretty well everyone I come into contact with”. Also in Canada, you’re likely to get slapped it you complain about the heat after our long winters:-)

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:27 am

      hehehe I feel like there’s a Monty Python skit in here someplace…

  • Reply Dippy-Dotty Girl June 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I did not even know about the Hike Naked Day till I read it on another blogger’s post (just before yours). Handy set of tips for potential naked hikers. And whatever you say, poor Peggy Sue, she will never be the same again. I did not feel the same again after spotting sunbathers in the buff in a part of the Tiergarten in Berlin.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Yup, the topless/nude sunbathing in Europe was a bit of a shocker for me at first as well. I’d classify this as another one of those “spectator sports” that is likely to cause more injury to the spectator than the participants.

      • Reply Dippy-Dotty Girl June 22, 2017 at 7:18 am

        You have all the fine makings of an anti-nude activist. Just think of all the heartfelt blessings that shall come your way.

        • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 7:23 am

          Anti-nude sure. activist not so much… sounds like an awful lot of work;)

          • Dippy-Dotty Girl June 22, 2017 at 8:47 am

            All that work when they could be whipping up a good meal or tucking into popcorn. Indeed you are a wise one.

  • Reply Di June 21, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    ‘Note to self… don’t read Gabe’s posts in a public place such as a cafe…’
    Hello Gabe, yes, a little reminder for me after giggling and smiling my way through your wonderful post!

    I loved the thought that downward dog is a spectator sport ! Indeed, as a member of a yoga class myself, we must all look quite ridiculous from someone watching on ??
    Thank you for a really enjoyable post. Oh, and, enjoy your summer if you can ???

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:33 am

      I tried to keep it suitable for work (or public venues), but I can see how it might be pushing the line a bit.

      Glad you got a few chuckles out of it anyway, and hope it adds a bit of color to your next yoga class;)

      • Reply Di June 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

        Ah Gabe, push that line. I’ve made my note to self, so it’s all good at least for me and your next post ?

        And thanks… I’m going to have to keep a straight face next downward dog I do! You will be in my thoughts for sure…?

        Until next post…
        Bye for now ???

  • Reply Dave Ply June 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    If Portland can have a naked bike ride day, hiking naked sounds comparatively comfortable. Not that you’d catch me trying either, unless you first found me in a permanent corpse pose and had a nasty sense of humor.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:35 am

      The more and more I read about the benefits of prolonged exposure to Oregon (especially the hikes you share), the more I think this needs to get bumped up on our travel bucket list.

      And watch out for that corpse pose, it can be tricky to get out of once you get really good at it.

  • Reply thebrokegirlsguidetobetterliving June 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Hahaha, oh my gosh, I laughed so hard! And I was also going to remind you that it is also international selfie day – coincidence, you think??? I have a friend that looks up and marks in her calendar every single special day that the internet insists exists and lets us know when her favourites are coming up. I may start jumping on the imaginary holiday bandwagon if someone ever makes up a National Spinster and Dog Mama Day.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Sweet! that’s the goal. Free laughs for everyone, and sage advice from a self-professed non-expert for anyone else hoping to stretch their comfort zone.

  • Reply Shallow Reflections June 22, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Alas, I am reading this a day after summer solstice and have missed the opportunity to hike naked and do yoga. Whew! Thankfully I did not witness anyone else participating in this event. Instead I reveled in the light up in Maine for hours and hours.

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Actually molly, I think it’s even better to read about these kind of events AFTER they have happened;)

      And I’m jealous. I love Maine.

  • Reply Parul Thakur June 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

    ha ha! loved your post. as a yoga practitioner, I laughed how you described the asanas (poses) and of course the naked hike day. really? 😛

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Yay! I’m so glad an authority figure signed off on my assessment of yoga;) Pretty sure that makes ME a yoga-er by proxy… right?

      And happy day after naked hiking day!

  • Reply Ann Coleman June 22, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Well, now I have a mental image of a bunch of naked hikers rampaging through the woods! But at least it’s better than visualizing a room full of people doing yoga poses while nude.
    I’m not much of a hiker (I hike to my car from my house, and that’s about it), but I have taken yoga classes. They’re not so bad until the room gets really full, and the people doing those downward dog poses are just a few inches in front of you. And while doing yoga in clothes is infinitely better than doing it naked, I can say from first-hand observation that it’s not a good idea to do it while wearing a black thong underneath white, see-through yoga pants either. That’s another image stuck in my mind…..

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 9:18 am

      awww Ann. Now I have to binge watch Netflix to purge these images from my mind.
      Really sorry to hear about your encounter with the black over white fashion faux pas. on so many levels.

      • Reply Ann Coleman July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

        Yeah, it wasn’t for the faint of heart.

  • Reply Bel June 22, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Good thing I stayed away from the hikes and stuck with another beachin’ day yesterday ? Maybe they should change it to yoga and hike naked at midnight kind of thing – ?

    • Reply Gabriel June 22, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Good call Bel.
      It was also national selfie day. Social media friends were joining in the festivities. Fortunately, nearly all were taken in black-out conditions. Midnight on a moonless night, with NO ONE around. Sounds like a decent start…

  • Reply Val Boyko June 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I was able to set aside hike naked day … until you connected it to yoga. I do like your sick and humorous way of thinking Gabe!
    (( the last time I did yoga naked in private I embarrassed myself …) ?

    • Reply Gabriel June 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      hehehe thanks for stopping by again Val! I’m sure you’ve been very busy recently, considering you’re inclusion in the elite ranks of Worpdress Discovery! Congratulations!

      • Reply Val Boyko June 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        Thanks Gabe … very unexpected!

  • Reply rgayer55 June 23, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I have two words for Hike Naked Day – Poison Ivy. It’s bad enough to get it on your arms and legs, but there’s no way I’m risking getting a dose of it on Mr. Willie.

    • Reply Gabriel June 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Yup. and the other 2 Sunburn Butt is not very pleasant either. but it’s all for the cause!

  • Reply noellekelly June 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Naked and hikes seem like the worst combination ever! My idea of pure hell!

    • Reply Gabriel June 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      hehehe it definitely requires a level of commitment

  • Reply Andrea Stephenson June 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Phew, glad I didn’t go hiking on this day as I would have read your post too late to get adequate warning!!!

    • Reply Gabriel June 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Awwww totally would have provided excellent inspiration for future writing though.

  • Reply Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC June 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    June 21st is my late sister’s birthday and I celebrated it without thinking ONCE about selfie-naked hiking/yoga things. I’ll have to remember to rectify that oversight next year.

    I’m pretty sure that when the angels gathered to sing Happy Birthday they planned on having entertainment after she blew out her candles – and I like to keep those angels r-e-a-l-l-y pleased with me.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • Reply Gabriel June 25, 2017 at 3:13 am

      That’s a beautiful sentiment- celebrating your late sister’s birthday.
      And I wouldn’t dream of questioning your choice of celebratory style, especially when it comes to appeasing the angels. You’re surely more qualified to assess the tastes of the angels 😉
      Have a great weekend Madelyn!

      • Reply Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC June 25, 2017 at 3:50 am

        Funny, you don’t LOOK Irish – but you’ve definitely got a gift for the blarney. 🙂

        Weekend’s been great so far – hope yours is/has been as well. ‘Tis almost dawn here, so I’m off to bed as soon as I hit send.
        xx,
        mgh

  • Reply Bespoke Traveler June 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    There will definitely be challenges for the naked yoga hikers who want to post selfies.

  • Reply candidkay June 29, 2017 at 8:55 am

    How did I miss BOTH?! Coincidentally, I was just trying to convince some friends last night to try goat yoga with me. Not a lot of takers but enough that I think it may happen:). And Chicago recently had a Bike Naked ride. Motto was Less Gas, More Ass. That made me smile . . .

    • Reply Gabriel July 6, 2017 at 6:45 am

      hehehe I wonder if you were able to attend a goat yoga session? I’ve looked and can’t find any classes here in Romania or Austria. If you do happen to go, I’d love to enjoy vicariously through you!

  • Reply talebender July 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for liking my post, The Solitary Sign. It’s great to find fellow-bloggers whose writings open up new horizons, and I’ll now be dipping into your site…..love the name, Almost Unsalvagable…..emphasis on the first word?

    • Reply Gabriel July 9, 2017 at 8:52 am

      yup. Very heavy emphasis on the ALMOST. This little word can make a big difference between an inspiring story and a tragedy.

      And thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to come back any time the mood strikes!

  • Reply DEEPAK July 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    thanks for this information.

    • Reply Gabriel July 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Glad you enjoyed. Did you have a chance to celebrate either of these holidays?

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