Monday, August 29, 2011

More Pictures from Extreme Hiking!

  I wanted to share a few more pictures from my Saturday rock climbing. I thought it would be a trail hike...no such luck! Check out the rocks we climbed up and down! My cuts are healing nicely and the chiropractor is working on my shoulder...might be an MRI in my future! Hoping not!
   Tomorrow after work I'm going to Bowling Green, Kentucky to test drive a couple of Harleys! Hopefully there will be pictures involved!

Some of us
BIG rocks!
Even Sadie had trouble and she has 4 feet!

Decisions, Decisions!

  OK...so I have picked out my kayak and have almost $300.00 saved for it!! Yay! I have been riding motorcycles lately and I picked one out that I like.  I am going to take riding lessons at the community college here so I can get my license again and get discounted insurance! ALSO! I have decided on a new car! That won't happen for another 6 - 8 months but the decision is made!







Saturday, August 27, 2011

Extreme Hiking!!

   When a guy named Zach says "easy to moderate" don't you believe it!! LOL!! We did 4 miles of 'rock hopping' today!!  I hurt in places I didn't know I had!!  It was worth it to enjoy the swimming under the waterfalls! Is this beautiful or what??!! It is on my 'to do' list again. Then we all shared cook out foods and had a smorgasbord of yummy stuff to eat. We worked up quite an appetite!!

Me and my 'cool' hiking hat!
Waterfall and swimming hole
Me again - tired!
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Twilight Paddle

   This evening I was able to meet my kayaking instructor and go for a twilight paddle to hone my paddling skills!!! It was so peaceful!! We saw blue herons and Canadian geese and lots of fish jumping out of the water! I know for sure that I have to have my own kayak! I hope you enjoy the picture...it got dark really quickly!

borrowed kayak!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kayak!

  I have been researching kayaks since I decided to purchase one of my own. I have chosen this 10 foot Pungo kayak from Wilderness Adventures.  I am saving up as we speak...but it is possible that I may find it on sale as the season is drawing to a close. Tomorrow evening I am joining Leslie for a paddle until dark! I really enjoy the night time paddles...even though I look like a miner with my headlamp on!!

I think I can!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Nature Hike

 Today was my first nature hike at Long Hunter State Park.  Short 2 mile hike with stops to identify flora and fauna! Since it was 91 degrees I was glad it was short!! We ended the hike with a view from the bluff overlooking Percy Priest Lake. Of course we left our gear on the bluff and climbed down to play in the water for a few minutes!! Next Sunday is a 4 mile hike - think I can? Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them!

Pre-hike sandwich!
View from bluff
bluff

Red River Paddle!

   Last Sunday I went on a river paddle! It was the first 'real' paddle I did! We paddled 8 miles and at the end I could barely raise my arms! There were about 20 0f us and we had a blast! We had several 'incidents' but everyone survived! I have decided that my next major purchase will be a kayak - I even have one picked out! I will try to post a link to show which one I decided on. Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the paddle. Hopefully I will get some scrapping time to do a couple of layouts.






























Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Hobby!

      I have a wonderful new hobby! Kayaking! I went on a paddle last night under a full moon! We paddled to a water-side restaurant for dinner and then paddled until around 11:30 pm. What a wonderful time! We even saw a shooting star! Next paddle is tomorrow - can't wait!