So the past two weekends have been outdoor extravaganzas. Last weekend was Shayna and I's yearly romantic getaway to the Shenandoah. We spent 2 evenings at our time share (shout out to Shenandoah Crossing) and one day hiking up Mary's Rock.
Mary's Rock was a 3.5 mile circuit in which you climbed about 2000 feet of elevation. Most of the time you are on a 45 degree slope. A slide show follows that shows the ordeal. Overall a fun, but tiring time.
This weekend was Dave's birthday camping and hiking trip. Shayna and I had purchased a tent about 4 months ago in anticipation of going camping this fall. This was actually our first opportunity to use it. This was also my first time camping so I can say I have now gone where Bryant has never gone before. (Shout out to Darla and Bryant for having their first child recently!) I have to say that even though I didn't pack very well for the chilly weather, I really like camping. It was great to spend time with Dave, Jen, Ashley, Jeff, Jeff Prime (shout out to Jeff Prime), and Shayna talking, eating, and getting yelled at by park rangers (shout out to the park rangers!)
Saturday morning we went hiking. The leaves were in full force and it was awesome. I've never been on Skyline during peak season, but I can easily see why there was a mile long line just to get in the park.
Today was a lazy Sunday watching football and worshiping God. It's been a great 2 weekends.