Looking to refresh and renew? Apparently, Ladybrand Correctional Services has what you need. Tempting as that was, though, Kathy and I opted for something a bit more traditional - a hike. A friend and one of Kathy's colleagues had recommended Little Rock, just on the outskirts of town.
Looking up from the bottom of the trail, it was difficult to see how we would ever reach the top:
The hike up was wondrous, though, if also sometimes strenuous, and filled with dramatic scenery, moments of reflection, discoveries:
Of course, always on duty, my wife took time out from our weekend for her volunteers:
And once we reached the top of Little Rock, we were met with grand views of farmland:
And Ladybrand itself:
The landscape across the plateau above Little Rock was a fascinating blend of moonscape nad pasture - all with an expansive view:
After hiking back down, we explored the park at the base of Little Rock:
And played a bit:
We also rather unexpectedly encountered some roaming big pigs:
It was a really good day, and I hope we have many, many more like it...