I took Emma and Bolo for a semi quick hike to a rock formation when the leaves were just beginning to fall.
It was so peaceful.
West Virginia is the Wild and Wonderful state. It has tons of rolling mountains and rivers/streams EVERYWHERE. I thought for sure that there would be tons of people to connect with. People that enjoyed being outside and seeing beautiful things, but I have yet to find anyone interested in that. Out of all the hikes/waterfalls I have explored in the past 5 months that I have lived here, I maybe have seen a total of 3 people on any of the trails. I am not talking 3 people on EACH trail, I am talking all together. People just don't seem to get out like I thought it was going to be. Its not going to discourage me from getting out there but it would be really nice to have someone as company other then my favorite baby and fur baby.
Enough about that, lets get back to the hike.
Besides the rustling leaves under Bolo and my feet, it was as quiet as can be.
We hug out for a little while explored.
After this hike poor Bolo had a total of 3 ticks.
I usually check him right when we get home to make sure he is clear. This hike they were really loving him. I pulled those nasty things off him and put his flea and tick medication on. It definitely must be the season.
I could not have asked for a better day. The trees were so colorful, the air was warm and the water was still. There was also hardly anyone at the lake either. Overall I only saw two other people and they were both in boats fishing from afar.
I took Emma and Bolo to have a picnic and explore the area a little.
I wish I could build a house right here!
After our picnic, we drove around the lake to the playground.
Emma didn't want to play to much because the shooting range was close and someone was practicing....Bolo wanted to get out of there too.
There is a home in West Virginia that carves over 3,000 pumpkins and displays them around their home a couple days before Halloween.
I had seen this home on Pintrest and it was so absolutely beautiful!
I had to go!
This year I had heard that the home was only doing it the weekend of the big day, so there wasn't much time to see it before it would be gone.
I had planned on going the Friday before the 31st.
It was a pretty stressful day so I decided that Emma needed to stay home with daddy and stick to her normal nighttime routine.
I hopped in the car a little later then I had wanted to being the small town was a hour away from where I live.
Let me just tell you. The traffic getting off the freeway was a absolute nightmare.
I somehow found a place to park quickly and walked the 15 minutes to the house.
This is where I feel like a total IDIOT!
I had my flash on my camera.... WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
All on my photos there is no pumpkin glow. All bright light.
All of these people are looking at a wall of pumpkins lighting up with the rhythm of music.
This is the only semi glowing photo I have and its blurry. :(
There were so many people! I wonder that the neighbors think.
On the walk to and from my car there were other homes that participated in the spirit that were nice to look at also.
Next year I might make it back here. I will remember to turn off my flash though, but then again I might just come in the daylight. There is way less people and you can actually look at some of the carvings. I would definitely bring Emma with me too.