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We went on a trip :)

September 29, 2009

Friday we went on a trip to the mountains for Mom’s birthday!

Last year we went camping (by camping I mean “glam camping” it’s the best way to camp in my opinion, it’s a tent with a roof over the top and a bathroom and shower built on the back!)  and went on the Virginia Creeper Trail, in Damascus Virginia, we had so much fun so we decided to go again. So we made our reservations and loaded up and we set off. Little did we know that a rainstorm was right in front of us! We get to the camp site and it starts misting so we think no biggie…

We started preparing our meal of Campfire Chicken! 

Whit took over chopping potatoes from me so I could take pictures!

Food 3 Mama D worked hard to get our meal ready 🙂

MomMama B. worked hard also :) 

Mama Becky



Doesn’t that look yummy ?!?!

Food 2

Food 4We cooked it over this…. it smelled so so good while it cooked :) 

Camp Fire 1 Funny story as we are all sitting around the fire in chairs, Cecily was sitting on a log, and she so calmly said “MOUSE!” and I thought I saw it coming for me it looked huge and terrifying so I screamed and ran flapping my arms! That mouse was not going to get me!

So while everyone else was busy preparing dinner I took Matt’s picture 🙂

Matt 1Just a side note that has nothing to do with our trip, Notice all of Matt’s hair? Well yesterday he decided he needed a hair cut…… the lady scalped his head… it is now a half inch long all over his head.. I choked back laughter while it was being cut, because I’m supportive like that! So back to the camping trip 🙂

Cecily and Matt had a race, Cecily won!

Cecily & Matt 1

Dad and Mr.. Donnie (as everyone calls him) enjoyed the campfire and long conversation 🙂

Camp Fire 2Meredith & Matt pretended like they were a couple… ( I think they forgot that Matt & I just had the raddest engagement pictures taken! )

Meredith & Matt 1So I jumped in a for a few pictures so you guys would know that I actually was along for the trip! Well I got half way in the picture…

Matt & I 1   

So Meredith took pity and took one of us together 🙂 I’m so hardcore I didn’t even take my backpack off… (some of you will be pleased to know that I finally invested in a real camera bag!)

Matt & I 2

We decided to have a jumping party 🙂

Their timing was way off…

Jumping 1

Hey Matt… your head went away…

Jumping 2Oh you are cool….

Jumping 3   I jumped, because I’m cool! Matt not so much…

Jumping 4hey hey do you see my cool boots?!?! I bought those so when I’m taking pictures the ants can’t get to me, and if they do oh boy I will… I don’t know what I will do!

Jumping 5Jumping 6Jumping is fun!

Me: Hey Cecily

Cecily : What ?

Me : You have bird on your shirt!

Cecily: looking down… looks back at me.. it’s supposed to be there! DUH!

ahahhahah I’m funny huh?!?!

Jumping 7    While we were having fun Sabrina was being Cinderella!

At least she smiles about it!

sabrina 1 

Cecily was a monkey!

Cecily & Matt 2Cecily & Matt 3She walked the tight rope!

Cecily 1Cecily 2Cecily 3   Cecily 4

Cecily 5 

Everyone else had their pictures taken with Dad last year when we went camping, but Meredith & I didn’t so we fixed that little problem!

Meredith & Dad

meredith & dad 1Dad & I

Dad & IWe played games!

Scrabble is always a must in our family!

Games 1

Games 2

Games 5

Cecily and Mrs.. Becky played Uno

Games 3

Games 4 I fell in love……

Matt 2With the bokeh…

Matt 3He fell in love with me ❤

Sabrina 2 The bokeh is to much for me to handle… I have to move…. Hey Back Country Camp Ground get me a tent ready I’m moving in!


We drank lemonade!

Bokeh 2Meredith loves me 🙂

Meredith 1They are nerdy!

Meredith & Matt 2  

I think I’m going to get a Canvas of this… Wouldn’t it be lovely hanging on my wall?!?!

Berries This last part will be about our bike trip 🙂

Mountains 1 Matt 4 Bike Trip 1 This is what happens when you go biking in the rain.

Me 1

House B&W

Flowers 1

Sabrina 3

The train depot!

Train Depot B&WMeredith & Whitney Bike Trail 1Matt & I 3 It was a cold rainy trek down the mountain 🙂

Bike Trip 2But it was worth it!

Bike Trip 3

Mama D. & Papa M. didn’t brave the conditions with us, they were really glad they didn’t come when it started pouring rain!

The rain made us do silly things like…… This…

Meredith 2 Hello there! Can I come visit you up there on the mountain one day?!?! We could take really pretty pictures!!

House Color 1    Bike Trip 5Bike Trip 6Hey hey I think I know them… the people on the trail way back in the distant!

Bike Trip 4It’s Mama B. & Papa D.!!!

Bike Trip 7Bike Trip 8So we get to this lovely field right here….    

Bike Trip 9and I said Matt “Stop I want a picture” so I stop and as I’m getting off my bike my feet slip and down I start going down…… then Matt comes flying up beside me and almost ran into me, and off the seat I go right down onto the bar, it hurt so so bad my leg has been quite sore. Somehow I’m the only that has crashed both times we have gone……

So I got back on the bike like the big girl I am and laughed it off….

Bike Trip 10If I had only known all the cold rain and mud puddles that were ahead of us I would have sat down on the path and cried… Yeah I’m tough like that… 

But then I would have missed this little stream that ran through the little town along the way.

Bike Trip 11Bike Trip 12  Bike Trip 13

Bike Trip 15

So I cuddled up to my soon to be hubby!

Bike Trip 14 and I drowned my sorrows….

Bike Trip 16In a Coke and hit the trail again, we still had 10 more miles to go in the rain… I so wish I had a picture of us at the end… but my camera was safely tucked away in my backpack under my lovely poncho. I can assure you it wasn’t a pretty sight. Sabrina looked like she had fallen face first into a mud puddle…

That was a long recap of our trip, I hope you enjoyed it!

Leave me some love ❤


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Aunt Mel permalink
    September 29, 2009 2:54 am

    Linden, These pictures are great! Looks like you all had a great time in spite of the rain. I loved all of the pictures but especially the one of you and Matt and his parents. I can’t believe you didn’t take a picture of the “van”.

  2. September 29, 2009 1:05 pm

    hahaha, I love these, and your funny little tales along the way! Somehow I look hideous in all the pictures, but oh well! That’s what camping is all about!

  3. meredith permalink
    September 29, 2009 1:11 pm

    what a cute recap of the lovely trip! & you are lucky i still love you after posting that not so lovely picture of me… why thanks adorable sweet sister of mine 🙂

  4. Tressa Ann permalink
    September 29, 2009 2:39 pm

    These are great, yall’s trip looked like a blast, I’ve always wanted to go there, may just have to make it happen:) Keep up the great work girl!!!

  5. September 29, 2009 6:30 pm

    Oh Linden, these are so awesome!!! I love them all but some of these look like they are out of a magazine! Love the close ups of the the moss, you should frame them 🙂 Love you.

  6. September 29, 2009 6:30 pm

    I really love the b&w of the house too, wow!

  7. September 30, 2009 12:26 pm

    This is by far my favorite post of yours yet. I love every picture! It looks like you all had such a fun time. 🙂

  8. Mom permalink
    October 5, 2009 3:30 am

    Linden, I’m impressed! All those years of teaching have paid off!
    The recap of the trip and the photography were great.

  9. Lisa permalink
    October 15, 2009 2:08 am

    I love your pics Linden!!! I have been wanting to do the Creeper Trail since last year. Now I really want to go, looks like alot of fun. I want to find out where you do the Glam Camping,that sounds like a great idea too 🙂

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