Trevor and I have lived in our house in Vancouver for almost 8 years now. We have been running for about 7 years now. We've been riding bikes for about two years now. We know lots of different paths to run and ride down in Portland. We've seen the trailhead to a path by our house several times, but have never been on it and honestly, never really thought much about it.
Last week, our marathon training group - Vancouver Fit - ran a route that went on part of this trail, only on the other side of town. The people I was running with were talking about how this trail was like 30 miles long and what a great path it is.
This morning, Trevor and I went for our Saturday morning training ride. We took this path and after a bit, I turned and looked at Trevor and said, "I feel like we'vee been living with our eyes shut". How could this amazing trail be 2 miles from our house, all these years and we have NEVER been on it.
There is a trail in Portland called Leif Erikson and we found that about two years ago and felt the same way. It is awesome to find something new. I can't wait to spend more time on that trail. It is a good lesson - take the time to look around you - you never know what you might find!