June 12, 2017

Weekend Highlights {The one with the HIKE and home stuff}

Morning, friends. Happy Monday to you! I know, Mondays aren't our favorites, but since they come around so often let's try and make it nice. This weekend was mostly about hiking, with a lil home improvement thrown in there for balance.

This weekend we...

... took it easy on Friday evening because tired and big hike the next day.

... woke up later than planned Saturday morning, but sleep was so needed, especially by me.

... packed up and hit the road for 30ish minute drive into the beautiful mountains.

... threw our planning for this hike together at the last minute and kind of drove around until we found something that looked good on the map. NOTE: Not the best idea for the first hike in a year.

... started the jaunt up the trail and enjoyed the gorgeous morning [so cool and sunny] and then came across aggressive bear signs, eek! The sign was in regards to a camp site, not the trail so we decided to go on with our plan.

... originally planned for maybe a six to seven mile hike round trip. Welp, somehow that turned into a twelve plus mile hike round trip because the map wasn't the C L E A R E S T on distances. Thankfully the view at the top made it alllllll worth the ouch in the legs and lungs.




... both decided the descent is a BAZILLION times worse than the ascent. Y'all my body is more sore from walking DOWN the mountain than up, no joke. By the end my feet were yelling at me and my posterior chain was talking as well. 

... had a fabulous time with wonderful weather and truly reignited our hiking bug.

... ate dinner at a delicious lil BBQ joint which had THE BEST COLESLAW in the world. PERIOD!

... headed to the gym after the hike to workout....SIKE! We went to use the foam rollers, hot tub and steam room to loosen up our uber tight lower body. Totally my idea and TOTALLY the best idea because the next day was a lot nicer to us.

... woke up late Sunday, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast then did some home improvements. 

... bought a new fan, new foyer light and new dining room light. Only snapped this baby bad one on the couch but will have more tomorrow/wednesday. I was so exhausted, but proud because I helped but up the fan and first light. 

... studied some more, prepped for the next day and tried to sleep. No dice. UGH!

Annnnd, that's all she, well I, wrote. It was a good mixed weekend, but I'm still feeling the hike and have quite a few classes on the docket for this week. Plus my test, egad. Happy vibes would be so appreciated. Have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Such a gorgeous hike! Jealous of your beautiful weather for sure! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

Such beautiful views on your hike! I feel like that's so much fun to do together! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nikki said...

Love hiking! I can't wait for us to get back into it! Sounds like your hike was a beast!

Melissa said...

I'm glad the view made the hike totally worth it! I love hiking, but hiking with two little ones these days is madness haha and yes, the descent is ALWAYS worse!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

this year the ticks are bad so i'm avoiding all trails and hike routes for a while...sucks because the weather is so great now!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Such a pretty hike! And yes to the going down is so much harder! It took me a good 3-4 days to recover from our hike to Half Dome! I couldn't walk down stairs, but walking up, no problem, haha!

Amy Cotton said...

Such pretty views on your hike!!

Rachel said...

Hiking and BBQ sounds like such a fun way to spend a weekend...even if the hike was a bit more intense than expected--I was so confused for a second when you said you went to the gym afterwards to work out...it made a lot more sense when you mentioned the hot tub! :P

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Sounds like an amazing hike and adventure for the weekend! I wish Florida wasn't so FLAT! lol... The new home is looking so cute just from your one snap. Can't wait to see more. Enjoy the week ahead!
Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Andrea Nine said...

What an amazing hike! Positive vibes headed your way pretty lady! You got this!

Jen said...

You can never go wrong with getting much needed rest. I feel like I'm going to need the same after this move.

Elle Sees said...

So glad y'all got out and had a good hike, even if it was a tough one. I think you had the best idea with the roller and steaming it off! Yay for the fan! And now I want coleslaw...at 7 in the morning, haha.

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

The weather looks amazing and perfect for a hike! We have some hills by us I've been meaning to try out! This just inspired me haha!

Lisa @ Showered With Design

Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said...

The appalachian mountain views look stunning, I definitely want to hike them one day!

Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

The view is so beautiful!!! Not sure how I would have felt about those Bear signs though!!!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Nothing like the mountains AND horses - and lets totally work on bringing back SIKE haha love it!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh this brings back memories of when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. Love your photos! Ugh I did not sleep well either too hot.

Allie of ALLIENYC
www.allienyc.com

Laura Marie Keenan said...

That hike sounds epic! No thank you to aggressive bears, but hey, at least you logged a few extra miles!

sara [at] journey of doing said...

Amazing photos!!! That hike looks incredible!! I can't believe how much you did - and you still put up the ceiling fan!! You're my hero, girlie!!

Carly Blogs Here said...

That view is so incredible- it looks like a painting! Hiking always makes me nervous that I'll run into some kind of scary creature! Soo smart to do some recovery work after the hike to help eliminate soreness!