Last Saturday, I, Maddie Flanigan, a bonafide city girl, went hiking. Yes! Wearing a pair of jeans, a white tee, Converse’s, and a strand of pearls (what the hell was I thinking? I know), I hiked through Wissahicken Park. It’s amazing that 20 minutes away from a big city like Philadelphia lies such beautiful landscapes. The greenery was greener and the air was fresher than that in the city. But more wonderful than its color and its smell was its simplicity. It’s hard to think or believe that a place that is complex visually – with its infinite trees, rocks, rivers, and all other things foresty – would be simple but it was. Walking on the trail, everything just seemed so…. simple, easy, clean, and fresh. It was so simple that I sort of went off the trail (not very smart of me) and sat by the river, just sat, and watched the world go by. During that hour, the world went by very slowly and that’s just how I wanted it to. I couldn’t have spent a Saturday more perfectly. As summer begins and drags on, I will definitely make more time for adventures like this one.