Where are we walking today, Julie McCoy? #SOLC20 #SOL20

“Where are we walking today, Julie McCoy?” my husband asked yesterday morning.

For those of you too young to get the reference, Julie McCoy was the Cruise Director on The Love Boat, a favorite sitcom from the late 70s and 80s. My husband has always referred to me as “Julie McCoy” because I’m the planner-of-fun in our relationship. I choose movies, museums, restaurants, and outings. You name it. Fun planning is in my wheelhouse.

Since we are cooped up a lot these days, as everyone is, and our gym is closed until further notice, daily walks are de rigueur. To maintain our mental as well as physical well-being, we need to keep moving and be outdoors as much as humanly possible. And as Cruise Director, it falls upon me (happily, I might add) to choose our destination of the day.

My husband and I are very lucky to live in an area of Massachusetts that has abundant conservation land and trails. At the moment we are working our way through a neighboring town’s Guide to Conservation Land book, which I purchased about a year ago along with a trail map. Thank goodness! I must have done a good just choosing our trails yesterday, because when we got back to the car he proclaimed, “Today you nailed it. That was the best walk thus far.”

I thought it was, too. Come on. I’ll show you!


Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March. How are there only 3 days left?




4 thoughts on “Where are we walking today, Julie McCoy? #SOLC20 #SOL20

  1. I like your positive spin on new routines born of necessity. Thanks for including the photos of your walk; I’m always fascinated by old tombstones and buildings. And I agree…how can we only have two days left after this?


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