weekend hiking

Because I have lived away from these mountains, I have felt what it is to feel out of place. To yearn for somewhere else, something else and another way of life. We moved away for 4 years to try out the city, a bigger city at least and it was truly like putting a square in a circle. I feel lucky to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains and I feel whole. It takes us just a short 10 minute drive to get immersed in the forest. My husband reminds me how alive the kids come when we go on hikes; how free and happy. We all are.
As Spring reveals its beauty, I look forward to more days like this, getting out as a family and remembering what nature brings to us.
Sometimes "hike" means carry
Crazy boys climbing trees. I tell them they have to stop when they reach arm breaking heights.

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