Sunday, April 10, 2011

6 years ago...

I married my best friend, and I am so happy to still call him the same. I feel lucky each day I am blessed with his company. He is much to good for me, and I am thankful for him all the time!
We were not feeling flush this year a decided to get away and finally visit Shenandoah, we had been planning to get there since we moved here 8 months ago! Took us long enough! So it was a great excuse, and we figured a good last chance to get out camping without a baby to tote along. You don't need tons of details on our weekend but I know the Mothers will enjoy seeing these so I will let the pictures do most of it and just walk you through what they are. Most Brian took, you can tell because they are the good shots. 
Our first impression of the park was not much but white, we rose just high enough to be completely in the fog, but the forecast was for beautiful weather the next day so we hung in there hoping for the best the next day.

We drove slowly!
There were deer everywhere!

A short little hike in the fog

Quite magical really, I had visions of Narnia, not sure why!

After checking out the various sites and things, we ditched the plan of roughing it, left the tent in the car and Brian booked a room at the last min. They had had lots of cancellations because of the possibly government shutdown, the park might have been closed so we got a great deal on a room with one of the best views in the park. Or so they told us as all we could see that day was white. I was excited to see a bed in the end and promptly took a nap!

Enjoying our very own deck, with the white view in the wet drizzle, I must say I did feel at home!

Making Brian a gourmet Anniversary dinner! 

He said it was great!

We wandered out after to the dinning room for a nice dessert! And this was on the way!

Later that night in just a few moments the white fog shifted and we got our first glimpse of a view, the is the Shenandoah Valley

And come morning the view again, no more fog but clouds settled over the Valley. We are on the Blue Ridge Mountains and looking over to the Smokey's 

We did a short hike up to one of the highest points, (almost 4000 feet, they were very proud to tell you!)

At the top

This is part of the appalachian trail we were on going to the top, Brian likes his close ups!

And a few last views as we drove home. It was a great weekend, just the right amount of relaxing, hiking and beauty! We enjoyed some quality time together before I leave him for a few weeks while I come back to Seattle to see many of you! 

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