Friday, November 2, 2012


My day off Friday was in preparation for my and the Fox's trip to the mountains. The western part to be more specific.

The drive up was exactly how I pictured it. Beautiful and colorful. As you make your way up 26 and 385, the colors become more vivid and you can physically feel yourself becoming more relaxed.

When we finally arrived to our destination, it was perfect timing for the evening sun to bounce off the transitioning leaves of the trees. As we rounded the curvy, mountainous roadway, I had to take a few pictures.

It was just too beautiful not to photograph. The colors, the way the leaves were falling. It was just breath taking. Such a beautiful place. Hopefully, one day, I'll be able to visit it as often as I like. But until then, there are working vacations in our future.

But hey, if you get to eat like this (see below), then I can't have many objections.

Homemade potato salad, grilled corn on the cob and smoked ribs. Yummmeee! Can't beat a homemade dinner in the fresh mountain air. Just grab a cold beer an make yourself a plate. We sat by the fireside and had the best time.

The craziest thing? We all survived with zero mobile devices (well until we were able to get to a place that had service). But overall, it was wonderful! Little to no contact with anyone for 48 hours - it a wonderful thing to have a restful mind...even if it is for a few hours.

After dinner we decided to hike up the very steep hill behind us. So we each grabbed a stick (some of us also brought alcoholic beverages to keep us hydrated.) and off we went!

The view was beautiful. Had we been able to hack down the trees around us, it would have been even better. But alas our hands were already full and we had to settle for looking through mother nature.

The way down was much easier than the hike up, but somehow we all survived (empty bottles in hand).

The best view during our entire trip? This guy:

It was at someone else's house, but we couldn't help but take pictures. We even got one of us (don't judge, it was early after a day of hard work...)

Just wonderful. And on our way out, we snapped just one more of the rather gloomy day ahead of us.

It was a great trip. We had a great time. Laughed a lot and just enjoyed each other's company. We anticipate several of these trips so stay tuned for lots of pictures!

Happy November everyone - where has the year gone???

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