Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hiking day trip to Grayson Highlands

One beautiful day this past fall we took a day trip to Grayson Highlands state park.  We missed the peak weekend of fall leaf beauty but the day was gorgeous, warm and just perfect for a family fun day and hike.
Typical Lucas expression. I feel like he is thinking about how long of a walk this is going to be.  But, ya know what, this little guy walked the entire time without any complaints. 
Big brother getting ready.  We saw many folks out at the park this day.  Many of them looked liked they were hiking part of the AT which crosses through this park.
He was so cute carrying his camelback water. 
Best friends.  Buddies.
Even Ibis joined us for the day.  This old man has had a fantastic journey.  His long distance running days may be over but he can still hike for hours with his family.  We love our dog!
David had the camera on this trip and he took hundreds of pictures.  Some were great and I am blogging about most of the more interesting shots of which captured our day.  I am thankful he took so many wonderful pictures of our day but I wish there was some way I could get him to help me edit and save/blog about them! 
We hiked the waterfall loop.  Here is just one of the many waterfalls we saw on our hike.

I love these boys!  I put all the pictures up!

There was a younger group of hikers behind us.  They offered to take a picture of all four of us.  We need to take pictures of all four of us more often. 

Even though I get behind on the blog.  It is nice to take a step back and remember how special this day was for me.  We have good boys, great boys.  I love them with all my heart and I hope they remember moments like this day for years to come.  I hope by blogging about it they will always know how much it meant to me. 

Taking a break for a snack and to let Ibis run around off lead for awhile.
Last section of the hike.  Beautiful trail on a beautiful day.
One tired and happy puppy.  So glad he can still enjoy our family adventures.

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