Sure, she likes clean air and all, but make hers urban. Green space? That would be the tidy city park, surrounded by asphalt and chaos.
Hike? Where ARE we going and what's the point? Okay, she knows it's all about the journey, but she is a destination and purpose kinda gal.
Deer? Seen one. Been there, done that.
So the Matron and thsi bad attitude have been transported to Lake Itasca national park. Thank GOD there is wireless internet and an espresso machine in the University of Minnesota-owned house in which she is staying. She loves her hosts!
But just cannot force the Matronly toe into the leech-infested swimming hole. Or pretend the 'Bear' signs don't make her knees go weak.
Bring on those cement structures! Forty-eight hours and she's back in the city again, sucking in all those bus fumes. And she'll be happy.