I'm going to take a break from your regular programming (which has been, um, quite irregular lately) to write about our weekend. It's not about a home project or about a DIY project, but it's about a weekend I want to remember. And, this blog sure is a good way to keep memories around...
So, this past weekend, Colin, Piper and I and Kirk (who you may remember from our trek across country over the summer and from my one and only post with a guest blogger (glogger)) headed deep into the woods of Virginia to the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. These two national forests contain nearly 2 million acres of public land, almost 500 miles of hiking trails, and endless opportunities for camping. So, on Friday afternoon we piled into the car and headed south. The drive wasn't too bad, and in about 3 1/2 hours we were pulling into the Reed's Gap parking area just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was just about dusk, so we strapped on our head lamps and set off on the 1.8 mile walk to camp.
Despite our early wake-up, we didn't break camp until nearly 11 on Saturday morning. Which meant I had plenty of time to snap some pics of the area. Here is our campsite- large and flat.
So, we said our goodbyes-for-now and went our separate ways. In less than an hour, Colin and I were greeted by the glorious Tye River.
Cascade Falls. We opted against the 2 mile each way trip to the upper falls, deciding that the lower falls were falls enough for us.
And, you know maybe this entry is about a DIY project after all- my biggest and best project of all times.