Sunday, May 30, 2010

Out in the Woods

Hi everyone!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far!

Yesterday, Brenton and I had quite a productive day!!  We started out at Kohl's, trying to find Brenton some new clothes that actually fit him (he's been swimming in his outfits for a while now...).  He made out pretty well- got some new pants, shorts, shirts and shoes!  ...and as I sit here typing to you I hear him in the basement putting new holes in his belts.... we should have gotten him a belt or two while we were out.  Oh well.  The "incredible shrinking man" is what I call him.  Actually, it's not so incredible.  We eat right and exercise...and that's what happens.

Anywho, after shopping, we drove to the cemetery to put some flowers down.  On the way, I snacked on a Larabar (PB&J, my FAVORITE!!) and a bottle of water.  I needed to gear up for our long trek through the woods!


Once we got to the cemetery, I noticed that my parents had already been there (sww the peonies from their garden that they had planted ?)

After spending a little bit of time there, we were off for a hike!  The last time we went to Highbanks Metro Park  was somewhere around 6 months ago, so it was due time!!
This is my favorite place to go in central Ohio.  Here is the welcome center right at the entrance of the park.

Isn't he cuuuute?!  After soaking in as much AC as we could, we were off!

I took a TON more pictures, but you get the idea (hehe).  It was a very nice walk.  There are a lot of areas where it's very steep, so we were huffing and puffing....and dripping by the time we were done.  The trail that we take is the 'woodpecker' trail, which is about 2.5 miles up and down hills. Great workout, beautiful day, and I didn't see any snakes like I did last time (OMG).  Next summer we're going to be hiking through Yellowstone, so we better start training now, right?!  

After all of the fun, we came back to reality and this is what I was faced with:



Ok, don't judge me (LOL).  I did a TON of laundry in the afternoon, and put it all away...

Phew....that's better.  

Chores, shopping, hiking... a great day was had.  Now I'm off to prepare for this afternoon's BBQ.  I'm so excited- BBQ Tempeh, veggies, corn on the cob....all on the grill...YUM!!!!

Have a fantastic day, everyone!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

great hiking pics!

Ameena said...

Beautiful photos!

I really appreciate that this holiday means more than just a day off.

Have a great evening!

Annie D. said...

Thanks ladies!!!