Sunday, September 7, 2008

Summer ~ Please don't go !

To celebrate Labor Day Weekend we went hiking on two different trails - in one day! My husband and I went on this adventure with our son and his new bride - who I have lovingly nicknamed "Mountain Goat" after this experience. She can climb any mountain - fast. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to even move the next morning albeit a bit more slowly than usual.

The beginning of the first hike.

Resting in one of Nature's 'Rocking' Chairs as she waits for me to catch up!




















Quintuplet Birch Trees









All those hours at the gym have paid off!









Shadows of Summer







More mountains just waiting to be climbed!








Who needs A GPS ?


Our second adventure of the day! The hike to the 80' waterfalls was 2.5 miles.


Almost at the top of the Falls.





I am already planning to climb to Bridal Veil Falls again next summer when it is hot and humid. This is the perfect location for a picnic and the pool at the bottom of the falls is clean, cold and tempting!



And if you look closely, in the middle of all the green, you will witness the first sign that summer is coming to a close.

15 comments:

Andrea with the Flipflops said...

I went to Bridal Falls in Canada this weekend. I will post a picture on Tuesday so you can see the difference. I love, love, love hiking ... I will do that any day over going to the gym!

As for your last post... You had me crying. It was so beautiful! I can't believe that some day my son will be much bigger then me too. Your baby is beautiful. Happy giving Birth day to you.

Beverly said...

Wow, you all did great. And, the scenery along the way is beautiful.

Is that strong person holding up the boulder you?! ;-) Wow!!!

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful photos Deb!

david mcmahon said...

Here in Australia, we're in the first fortnight of spring!

Deb said...

Andrea ~ I look forward to seeing your pic. I totally agree - hiking is a zillion times better than the gym! And...before you know it, you will probably be looking up at your little boy. Enjoy each day!

Beverly ~ "I am woman - here me roar!" :)

Akelamalu ~ Thanks.

David ~ Lucky!

Celebration of Life said...

Hi Deb!
I have never been to New England but your virtual tour made it possible for me to peek into your world. Great pictures! It looks like you all had a wonderful day!
Jo

Akelamalu said...

PS Pop over to mine tomorrow there's a little something for you. x

Rapunzel said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great hike, kudos to you!

Helena S. said...

Great photos! I used to live in the countryside but now I'm a big city girl and those photos really made me miss the "wild life" with my dog.

Louise said...

Two trails in one day? That's ambitious for anyone! I'm impressed.

Green Bean said...

What fun! I absolutely love trips like that - out in nature, fresh air, a little exercise, regenerating.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! Looks like a lovely trail...well two!

david mcmahon said...

Ah, the joy of summer!

Deb said...

Jo ~ I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was a great day!

Ake ~ Huge thank you!

Rapunzel ~ I enjoy hiking so much more than going to the gym.

Helena ~ I would so miss my hikes in the country. Hopefully you get to at least visit the country once in awhile.

Louise ~ I was huffing and puffing for a bit but I did it!

GB ~ Hello, it was nice to hear from you! Your boys would love this hike!

Real ~ Thanks for visiting. Glad that you enjoyed the photos!

David ~ I know, I know...you will be welcoming summer in soon ...just as I get my shovel out of storage and my winter boots dusted off. Lucky!

Marg said...

Thanks for taking us along on your hike. We could hike together..
I know what you mean about the young ones taking us on... How dare.
We have a bit more of summer left.
My blackberries are finally ripening and I'm out playing tennis

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