Friday, November 20, 2009

So overdue there's no point in even apologizing, here are some pics from our trip to the Appalachian Mountains a while ago.

Most of you have seen these on Facebook already, but Dad never remembers to check Facebook, so here you go Dad!

Bev and Randy graciously invited us to crash their family getaway, and since the boy and I have been trying to do a cabin in the mountains type trip ever since we moved here were were thrilled to get a chance to tag along.

The cabin was right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, not another house in sight, and was infested with ladybugs. Of all the bugs to be infested with we figured ladybugs were pretty darn charming.

The food and drink were incredible. We had steak, seafood linguine, gourmet cheeses with salami and olives, wine that cost more than our usual $7/bottle, and huge cowboy breakfasts including Irish Coffee with Jameson's.

Bev and Axon make quite a team in the kitchen. And in general.

We hiked the Appalachian Trail. Since some of you (ahem, Mr. and Mrs. London-Gray) have hiked the whole AT I'm not going specify the exact distance we hiked, but let's just say it was enough to tick it off my list of life goals.

These beauties had me dreaming, again, of joining our local mycological association. What say you, Ax? This spring?

See, it wasn't just a random path in the woods. It was the AT for real.

I took a lot of pictures of him. Because he melts me with that look.

Fall is his color.

The view from my seat on the porch.

I took a lot of pictures of him too. Because all of a sudden he became comfortable with a camera right in his face and he gave me lots of cute poses.

I find these weeds beautiful. Someday maybe I'll do a series on beautiful weeds.

Next post maybe I'll catch up on the last month and a half. Maybe not.


Melanie said...

... "The food and drink were incredible" ... I'm sure they were!

lyssa said...

Well, it's about time...I was feeling like a stalker showing up here, you know, and not seeing new, pretty things. Very great photos! :) You should stick some in of yourself however!

Billi London-Gray said...

Oh Sarah! The photos are beautiful. Wish I could have been there too! By the way, only Wendy has hiked the whole 2,100-mile trail. She is, after all, Cyborg. We only did maybe 100 miles on the actual AT on that trip. Most of our hiking was on side trails that looped back around to the AT. And any AT hiking is worth cred, so yours counts as much as mine.

Ditto on the posting some photos of yourself. I loved the fashion ones.

JShaffer said...

This one made me sigh a good way. Just beautiful!

deanna said...

These are beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I've hiked some on the Pacific Crest trail, but not the Appalachian.