Last Friday after work, Aaron and I blew this popsicle stand and headed to Shenandoah to go camping and to finally break in our camping gear!
The drive through the park was absolutely stunning. We saw a black bear (!!) on the side of the road, as well as multiple deer. The sun was going down by the time we made it into the park, which made the most glorious sunset.
I mean, hello! The Shenandoahs were even more beautiful than I imagined!
After setting up our tent in the dark (isn’t that pretty much a rule of camping?), we roasted hot dogs and s’mores and slept like little forest-loving babes.
The next morning, we packed up our campsite and headed to the Hawksbill Summit trail which lead to the highest peak in the mountain range. It was gorgeous! The trail was steep, but we were rewarded by another sighting of a black bear about 15 yards off the trail! I considered falling to the ground to play dead, but he couldn’t have been more uninterested in us. Nature is neat
It was a beautiful trip, and a much needed break from reality. We can’t wait to do more camping this summer!