Sunday, August 31, 2008

Crowder Mountain (our own little Everest)

Chris had a few days off in a row last week, and we decided to spend them getting to know the Charlotte area. On Monday of last week we went hiking at Crowder Mountain State Park. I love to hike and was really excited to get to go again (Houston didn't have much by way of mountains). We thought it was going to be a really hot day, but it got cloudy and breezy as soon as we got there.

About half way through the hike, it started to rain...hard. We made it to the ranger station and had to stay there an hour before the skies cleared up enough to keep going. You have to understand that one of the things that Chris hates most in life (even though he was a swimmer), is being cold and wet. So we had no other alternative than to hang out in the station. Chris ended up taking a nap in their theater.

Soon after we continued our hike, Chris noticed some new wildlife. He was walking in front of me and suddenly stopped to pick up a little frog. He told me to get the camera, which was in the pocket of the the bag he was carrying. Unfortunately, I hate frogs...all amphibians really...and reptiles for that matter. So he had to put his friend down so I could get the camera ready. Sadly, he couldn't find the frog again. Hence, the picture of him searching in the leaves.

I know...I'm a terrible wife.

Overall we really enjoyed our hike and saw some amazing views. Mostly it was nice to spend time together that wasn't on our couch.

It's all about doing stuff that I can put on the blog.


Ashley said...

That looks like fun!

The Jacksons said...

How fun!
I had no idead that you hated reptiles and such. How have I known you this long and never known that??