Did you think I’d fallen off the face of the earth? I kind of did this past weekend! We spent Memorial Day weekend with a group of friends in the middle of nowhere, Virginia. No TV, no cell phone, no computer. It was awesome.
So how did we fill our time without having twitter to check into every few minutes? Amazingly, it wasn’t that difficult 😉
We went on the ‘advanced hike’ and wasn’t that the truth! 7 miles and quite the incline led us to some gorgeous views! It was Baby D’s official first hike.
I was so proud and got 1 or 2 good-for-you’s from fellow hikers. I’m so glad that Jane Marie packed snacks, though, because the time I reached the top, I was fading fast.
We stayed in our friend’s house by the river and took full advantage of the cool water. I decided to forgo the tube and used the canoe instead. Pregnancy approved!
We each signed up for a meal to bring before the weekend and ate like kings the whole time! The Dixon’s dinner dish began in the morning…
and ended up looking something like this that night:
Plus a side of YUM
We played some games, including horseshoes (I think I had just gotten a ringer!):
Koda chased baby frogs:
And we all explored the local wildlife:
Mom- that snake picture is for you 😉
All in all, we had a fabulous getaway weekend! I wish my allergies would have been a little more calm and I’ll look forward to being able to join in on the beer sipping down the river, but with a group like this, it’s always a good time!
Oh, let’s be honest… we’re really a little more like this…
Needless to say, I’m playing catch up today, but will be back tomorrow in full blogging force!
Do you ever just completely unplug from the world?