Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunset Hikes!

I know I said that I would post more this afternoon, but by "this afternoon," naturally I meant "tonight."  Serry.  (I have a penchant for spelling things how I would actually pronounce them...and sometimes I do weird accents).  But really, I'm never on time for anything.  My friends and family have secretly started telling me to meet them half an hour earlier than they actually want to meet, just so I will make it on time.  So if you think about it, the fact that I'm even writing a second blog post today is an improvement for me!

Anyways, exciting news!  A picture of me "kissing the sun" at sunset was featured on a hiking tumblr called FYeah Hiking!  Check it out here.  FYeah Hiking asks fans to submit their favorite hiking pictures, and then a new chosen photo is posted daily.  There are some gorgeous pictures on this blog, and my best friend since age 7 (shout-out Kristen!) is the mastermind behind it all.  This picture of me was taken at Wind Rocks, a look-out just past Mountain Lake (you know, where they filmed Dirty Dancing).  We had gone to Wind Rocks twice before to see the sunset, but failed both times.  The first time it was too cloudy, and the second time we arrived too late, missing the sunset altogether because certain people (I may or may not have been involved) had to finish a particularly delicious grilled cheese sandwich and a competitive game of Connect Four.  But, third time's a charm and we finally caught the sunset Sunday night.  As a person who has a love/hate relationship with hiking, I really enjoy going to Wind Rocks.  Yes, hikes are pretty and completely worth it once you get to the top, but the journey to the top usually involves me crying and being drug up the mountain by my friends who always seem to glide up the trail.  At Wind Rocks, you park the car, walk two feet, and there you are.  My kind of hike.  And yet, I was still out of breath (shhh).

What's your favorite outdoor spot?


Those of you who already know me also know (and if you don't know me that well yet, you're about to discover) that I'm extremely wordy. I love to write and I love to talk.  Since I have a lot to say and since my recent graduation from the University of Virginia has left me with more free time than I'm accustomed to, I'm going to use this space to discuss topics that interest me (ie: art and fashion) and to recount the absurdity that is my everyday life (more on this later).

Hang Tight; More to come this afternoon!