Hello again you all!!
The Thanksgiving weekend has come, and gone. I can honestly say that I love this long weekend SO much. It is actually always a tad bit sad once it is over …
I always get a sensation of emptiness inside me when it is time to say goodbye to the beauty of Thanksgiving.
However, Christmas is literally right around the corner.
It is the first of December as well!
My blog will turn into a Christmas blog (starting tomorrow), and that will be fun for me. I also hope it’s something you look forward to.
All five days of the previous long weekend were great.
Great, but different. Peter and I ventured out on a hike in Shenandoah National Park on Wednesday. We climbed Stony Man Mountain and that was gosh-darn-it-so-good!
It was COLD and windy as …
BUT, it did not really matter. It was so GREAT regardless. On the western side of the mountain it was almost unbearable in the ice cold wind gusts and the shade of the morning.
I hope this will be a new tradition for us, the pre-thanksgiving hike.
So, today I’ll show you pictures from said hike.
We have arrived at Shenandoah National Park! It is time to park the car and hit the Appalachian Trail! Follow the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail and you will not get lost!
Well, when you are about to visit the second highest peak in the park YOU will climb and climb to the top.
DO believe me, it was PAINFULLY cold and windy here.Shenandoah, oh how I love you!! Do you see the road on the mountain ridges? That is Skyline Drive. It is such a beautiful road! If you ever come to this part of the world you HAVE got to drive it! And just by doing that you are indeed discovering Shenandoah. BUT, you should hike, too. There are sooooo many trails to pick from here, from easy to crazy advanced.
YEP, we are up on Little Stony Man now. BUT, we have to climb to Stony Man from here. I am pointing to said mountain! It is time to hike on!!
And, about 30 minutes later we did reach the summit of Stony Man. Peter is cold! And it was incredibly windy and sooooooo chilly.
We were planning on having our lunch at the top. Honestly, that was OUT of the question. It was way too windy and bitter cold for that. It is time to get down again.
Skyline Drive on our way home again ...
So, yes, even though things were different this year they were still good.
We had a nice, calm and good dinner with my father-in-law at his place.
And lots of left overs for me and Peter to bring home! YAY!
Black Friday was obviously different as well. But, we did make the very best of it in a good way.
And, on Saturday we got our CHRISTMAS TREE!!
PICS to follow in tomorrow’s post.
With this I wish you ALL a good first day of this lovely (hopefully for all of us) month of December!