Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Trails!

Saturday was the BEST DAY EVER because I went hiking with the mommy-beast for the first time in a WHOLE month.  I know she's been recuperating from her arm being broken into many pieces and having surgery to put it back together and everything, but I had really missed our hikes together.  So I was VERY excited when I saw her get out her day pack and hiking boots!  On top of that, the temperature was absolutely wonderful.  We've had the hottest summer in history, so we were thrilled to have a cool, overcast morning for our hike.

Enjoying the breeze at Hollywood Rapids

Checking out the quarry at Belle Isle

River romp

Gotta' find a stick

Why are we stopping to take a photo here?

Checking out the ruins at Belle Isle

This is one of our favorite spots

We do most of our hiking on trails along the James River, and our hikes usually involve multiple swim stops. 

I love the taste of James River water


This is why I love RVA

Wet and happy

We had a wonderful time, we avoided wet, slippery, slimy rocks, and I am happy to report that no bones were broken.  It was so awesome to get back out on the trail with my mom!


  1. How exciting! We wish we could have joined you!


  2. And I bet she had an awesome time as well! We are so happy that you were able to get back out. What a wonderful hike!!

  3. Our mom broke her arm a couple of years ago walking with us - losing her balance on a rock in our stream!! Glad your mom is on the mend!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. It looks like you had a blast! Glad your mom is feeling better.

  5. what a fun adventure, but where is your backpack
    Benny & Lily

  6. So glad to hear that you and Mom got back out there! The weather here is just now tolerable. Happy Tuesday, Garth! xoxo

  7. What a lovely hike you took. I am happy for you that your Mommy is feeling better.

    Loveys Sasha

  8. Congratulations to mum for getting back to hiking and what a great walk Garth. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Looks like you had a great day together!! You look very happy!! Hope that many more will follow. How I wished I could enjoy those kind of hikes again. In stead, I'm renting a wheelchair for our holiday this time. No more hiking for me.

  10. I bet it was good for mom's mentals to have a nice hike with her favorite labradog.


  11. Looks like you had a great time and I bet mom enjoyed getting out with you!

  12. That hike looks great and i bet your Mum feels better for the fresh air.