A Weekend in the Mountains

A Weekend in the Mountains

Nature at it’s finest!

As you all saw from my multiple Twitter and Facebook status updates last week, Elliot and I spent all day Saturday and most of today hiking the mountains of the  Shenandoah National Park . I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was to escape the city and the pollution!] and be at one with nature. The air was fresh, the scenery magnificent and there was almost NO cell service anywhere. I’ve never felt more free! The dogs were also in heaven with all of the open space and smells to occupy them. Remember how I thought I was going to have to [carry Oscar the whole time? Well, I’m happy to announce that he held his own, even led the way up some of the hills! After 4.5 hours of hiking this weekend though, both him and I are exhausted and sore! I can’t speak for him, though, but I’ve never felt better! And you know what the perfect pre-hike snack is? Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, which I’ll post tomorrow! Full of fiber and healthy carbohydrates, these breakfast treats kept me moving up those steep hills! Words can’t do this gorgeous park justice, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

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