Thanks to everyone who sent their kind thoughts and concerns regarding Gayle's brush with widowhood.
One of the best things about the past 6 years has been the new friends, both virtual and in the flesh, that we have made. It is a lifestyle that seems odd to the housebound but seems natural to us.
My biggest concern going forward is to get off blood thinners and I'm hoping that the doctors will find a cause that can be fixed. If not I will have to adjust and modify my behavior.
Anyway, thanks again to everyone. I will leave you with this. I have come up with a possible solution, at least for hiking, and I like to call it Bubble Geezer.