Here are a couple of stories we'd like to tell you about in a segment we'll call "Love in the Wild." The first story comes to us from Lynch Canyon Regional Park up in Solano County, where an elderly couple ended up between a cow and her calf.
The cow charged the couple on the trail, causing them to fall down. The CHP sent a helicopter over and airlifted the couple about 75 feet into the air and away from the cow and her baby. We don't know their condition, but it sounds like they'll be okay.
Beware trail cows! And for the love of God, do not get in between her and her calf!
The second "Love in the Wild" story comes from the Mississippi River, where a couple from Michigan is trying to paddle the entire length of the mighty waterway. Nate Denofre, his wife Christa, and their dog Marci, have been cruising down the Mississippi in their 17-foot canoe for the past 90 days, and are making their way down to the gulf coast.
“The river doesn’t judge you for what you look like; it judges you for what you accomplish. It’s pure. Many times we wanted to quit, but we will not.”
Denofre, who was born without legs, is making the journey to raise awareness and money for the non-profit Courage Incorporated, which helps disabled veterans get out and enjoy nature.
When the Denofres got to Memphis they made a visit to Dale Sanders, otherwise known as the "Grey Bearded Adventurer." We have no idea who that is, but with a name that intriguing we may have to do a deep dive on the Grey Bearded Adventurer this week!
Nature sounds better when you can share it with someone you love. Whether you're in fear for your life because of an angry cow, or you're paddling down Mississippi river with your wife and dog, the experience is better with a loved one at your side.