Sunday, November 10, 2013

Enjoying a day of rest

I have to confess - I like being busy. It makes me feel as if I am living with purpose and impacting my world for good. I think this is mostly a good thing but I also realize my propensity is to crowd my life with so much activity that I cannot stop to enjoy a sunset or a rainbow without throwing off the schedule I must keep. That is why I live these get aways with my husband. We get a chance to decompress, rest and just spend time reflecting and planning - not doing. I love camping with friends and getting to know them better but sometimes alone time is just what is needed. 

Yesterday the doggies and I walked up to the Endless Caverns sign on the side of theountain. This sign can be seen from miles away on I-81. It was a little more effort than I had put into a walk in a while but I felt accomplished when we were done. Later I took a second trip and brought Kenny with me. You can see him in the picture - very small by the letter D. 

Doggie walks, naps and just watching the sunset is just the ticket to rejuvenate this worn out soul!  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Leaf Peeping at Endless Caverns

After a very full two weeks of non-stop running around I was overjoyed when Kenny suggested that we go to the mountains for some leaf peeping. The second week of November is a little past peak but there are still a few trees hanging on to their last leaves. I was really just looking forward to some "down" time. No schedule, no activity just  rest and relaxation. 

Our dogs Bea and Pru were so excited to go. They love the extra time for walking trails and sniffing new smells. Endless Caverns RV park is very rustic but has all the amenities you look for and the views can't be beat. Hope to take my camera with me today and capture a few. 

Strange looking plant. It had such fine stems it looked like a puff ball. 

Frost in the morning. 

Our campsite day one. The rock wall next to it made me nervous that the dogs could get hurt if they were tethered and Kenny couldn't get satellite for TV. He didn't wat to miss his football. 

When Kenny goes leaf peeping he doesn't stop until he finds the biggest of all.