At the beginning of December, our family were able to go on a little vacation to the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains. I won a 4 day stay at the Massanutten Resort (you know the kind where you're required to listen for a few hours as they tempt you into purchasing a time share the cost of a new car). Despite being crammed in a little condo, we had a blast. One thing is for sure, we will be going back to visit the mountains again. Next time probably in a tiny tent camping, but it is "when", not "if".
Oooh, who is that darling boy? What, you can't see who it is from all of the layers? Yes, it was COLD. Not just cold, but teens cold. And, we were foolish enough to go hiking in that crazy weather. Our warm Mobile blood was freezing inside our shaking limbs!!!Kit's coat and Emme add a little bulk to me (please just assume it is a lot of bulk added on!) Poor guy was making do with LOTS of layers so I could be warm....hmm...you'd think I'd own a coat, but it is now on my list of "to get".
Not only were the views spectacular, but they threw wildlife in for free! We saw deer galore and a bobcat scamper across the road!
Jos and Gav absolutely loved the hiking. I will have to admit it was a lot of fun. Emme, all snuggled warm under the coat and lots of layers thought so, too. Gun on the other hand...let's just say he craved a cup of warm hot chocolate and his cozy blankie.
The ice was incredible!
Hiking to one of the many waterfalls. Gun, Em and I had headed back to the car by now.
We splurged and ate out one of the nights at a rib place. Yummo!
Pardon the lovely hat hair
The area is full of awesome caverns. Simply breathtaking!
We even found a Who along the way and decided to keep him.
It was fun to get away for some fab family time. We can't wait to go back. Maybe we'll share it with others (hint, hint--we'd love visitors!!)