Now that the tax man has come and gone(April 18th), let's turn all our energy to "Earth Day."
Last week, a close friend of my asked me to go with him and his son to Glamis,near Brawley,California to ride the sand dunes with their sand toys.(Quads,sand rail,motor cycles) Since I have never done this before, I saided "sure why not!!"
Our first day there was windy, the second rainy and the third so amazing, unbeliveable amount of stars that night. Sitting there next to the fire, looking up,WOW,all those stars,to see the white of the Milkly Way,sure feel small! However, feeling small was ok. During the day as most were enjoying their "sand toys" I was wondering the sand dunes with a large plastic trash bag. Long story short, when we left on Sunday,I had collected 3 bags of cans,plastic bottles,assorted metals,and paper from those sand dunes. We even found a new car,burned, up-side down and reported it to the ranger.
So my challenge to all of you, on Earth Day, stop for a second and give thanks, then try to do something positive for Mother Earth? If you can, buy local food staples,ride-share,recycle,and when you travel some place, take along a trash bag and collect and get some exercise. After my day of collecting with gloves on,walking thru those sand dunes,slept really good. Returning home, all those recyclables were taken to our local recycler. Just a note here, was offered money for my recyclables,"no way" was my answer, don't do it for the money, do it for Mother Earth.