Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Hike

Wondering what we did for Valentine's Day?  No, we didn't go to some hoity toity restaurant and no I didn't get 12 red roses (boring!).  Peter surprised me on Friday by picking me up and having a lovely bouquet of flowers for me already.  He started V-Day early :)  After a dinner at Eat N Park (let's be serious-we love Fridays there because it's the only day they serve clam chowder now), we headed home to a relaxing evening.  

On Saturday when it was actually Valentine's Day, we woke up at our leisure and then headed to Boyce Park for a nice little hike.  Sure it wasn't even 30 degrees, but that didn't stop us.  Except for the skiing area, the park was nearly empty.  It was nice to get outside, fill our lungs with some fresh, crisp air, and just be together.  No TV, books, computers, outside influences of what we should be doing for Valentine's Day.  Just us and God's beautiful creation.  We talked and played and laughed like we were kids and it was one of the best, if not the best, Valentine's Day I've ever had.

Peter loves this picture of me so I had to post it for him.  I didn't realize it until now, but I had red on.  Not intentional, just a nice heavy fleece :)

Here are some pics of our hike.  We saw this great log house and tried peeking inside, but it was all locked up.  

Here's a good picture of Peter trying to see what's inside.  There was stuff in there, but it was all covered in plastic.

Little memorial rock in front of the house.

Another view of the house.

Almost 200 years old!  

We had an ice storm with high winds again this week and saw fallen trees all over the place.  Some looked like they had been there for some time, but some looked like they may have recently fallen over.

The small creek had thawed from the warmer temps the previous days (after the ice/wind storm haha).

Another fallen tree.  The white circle is actually a snowflake.  It started snowing while we were there which was fun!  Nothing to accumulate much, but there was something nice about being in the park while big fluffy flakes started falling.

Peter even squeezed in time to practice his javelin throwing skills.

Here you can see some of the snow sticking to the bark.  It was so pretty by the the time we left.  :)

As you can see, it was mighty cold so we definitely bundled up in layers :)

This is one of my favorite pictures of the park from our hike.  So peaceful.

After our hike, we headed home and thawed out.  Then we watched some movies and made grilled chicken salads for dinner.  We finished out the evening cuddling on the couch while watching movies that aired on TV.

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