Monday, October 20, 2014

This is the Day!

This past weekend could easily be described by the song "This is the Day (that the Lord hath made)". It really was glorious to be outside in the fresh air!

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Charlie could barely stand the wait from the time we mentioned the word, "park," at the house!

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There was no holding him back once we got there! First, we hiked the Beaver Lake Trail at Poco. This goes around the lake and is about the distance of a 5k.

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The trees were starting to lose their leaves and change color!

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And, Charlie wanted to just get going! No time to stop and take pictures, mom!

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There are quite a few pretty bridges/walkways around the lake! The sun just glistens on the leaves.

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And, there are always others walking with their fur-children!! This was Paxton!

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This is Charlie's favorite spot in the park because he can get wet! And, you know how much that little man loves water!

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We even let him off-leash here to fully enjoy the experience!

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There's so much splashing and running to do at this spot!

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It comes almost in the middle of the hike, so it's the perfect spot to cool down!

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He says to us, "Do we have to move on now?"

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It really was glorious at the Park. People were all around hiking, biking, and enjoying the VA Hops and Harvest Festival.

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We finished up the Beaver Lake Trail and Charlie still wanted to venture around some more!

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We looked for the snake family at the bridge by the dam!

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Then, we headed over to hike Forest Exploration Trail to see 'split rock.'

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There were kayakers enjoying the water!

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Then, we finally made it there!

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What a blessing to have our health to be able to enjoy these wonderful places on earth! We wrapped up with about 8 miles and Charlie was still ready to go more! Not me! Time for a break!

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