February 11, 2011

Fun Times Friday

Things have been a bit heavy around here lately, so I thought I'd lighten it up with some pictures from a hike Jay and I took over Martin Luther King Jr. day.

As you can see the trail was snowy/icy, but we didn't let that stop us!  I hadn't been able to hike for several months thanks to all my marathon training, so it was nice to be back enjoying the National Park.

It was really a gorgeous day for it, and because of the weather we pretty much had the whole trail to ourselves.  Coming back we met some people, but on the way out and while we were at the falls we had the place to ourselves. 

My bladder was very thankful that the trail wasn't crowded.  With all the snow and ice, I didn't want to go too far off the trail to do my business.  Since it was just me and my darling love, I didn't have to try to hide.

With the exception of this one, all of the photos were taken by Jay.  He didn't want me getting that close to the falls, since its rated one of the deadliest in the country.  Mostly because people try to climb in the rocks to the left of the falls.  Or else while swimming they get too close to the falls and drown.

I very much have the "if you can do it so I can" attitude about things.  Especially since he's the one with special health considerations. 

I have no special narration for this photo, but I think I look skinny so I'm sharing it.

That's a wrap yo!

PS - We did the hike in just under 2 hours.  Not sure how anyone could take 4 hours to hike it on a clear day.  We had to go slower than we would have liked because of all the snow.


  1. Looks like a really nice hike. Pretty scenery!

  2. Looks like a very nice hike! I would never think to go hiking in the winter. BRRR.

    ps-you are skinny

  3. It's been forever since we've gone hiking. Might have to do it this spring. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  4. What a beautiful hike! Jay's a good guy to keep you safe by the falls. :)

  5. Ooo, that does look nice! And I think the hiking time was probably rated for mere mortals, not marathon finishers like yourself. ;-)

    P.S. What Bari said. "Look skinny?" You ARE skinny!

    P.P.S. Hope you all have a great weekend!

  6. Love all the shots esp the ones with you in them. It must be so nice to have such a great place to hike so close to home.

  7. I looks like fun!! Love the pics! :)

  8. Goregous pics! And uh...yeah. You're skinny!!

  9. You look fantastic and what beautiful scenery too!!

  10. Hey you! You look skinny because you ARE skinny.


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