Bekah’s sister, Hannah, lives just under an hour away from us and last weekend we visited her and went hiking and camping for the weekend! Many of our pictures in our photo albums are of us hiking—we love it and we feel so blessed to live near some of God’s best creations, MOUNTAINS!
We wanted to challenge ourselves with a long and rigorous hike. The day started off cloudy and looked like it might rain but it ended up very hot and humid! The hike was definitely rigorous but unfortunately this may have driven away many hikers before us. The trail was basically completely over-run with bushes and branches and trees! There were also these little flies that kept flying into our eyes…it made for quite the scene as we basically had to swing our arms in front of us like windshield wipers for a lot of the hike to keep the bugs away. Thankfully we like a challenge and we can laugh at ourselves and have fun anyway! We pushed through it and made it to some beautiful views of the Shenandoah Valley.
After hiking (and stopping for water and diet coke and chips), we headed to the campground to set up camp. Bekah’s parents gave us hammocks for Christmas so while Jeremy set up the tent, Bekah and Hannah set up the hammocks and tested them out! One of the hammocks is a two person hammock, and while it certainly is comfortable for one person, it turned into a laughing fit when we both tried to fit into it together! We had such a great night playing card games, grilling chicken for dinner, and talking by the fire late into the night. And of course we made S’mores!
We love that Hannah lives so close by and we are able to see her so often. And we love being outside and exploring and hiking—something that we cannot wait to share with our kids!