Anniversary Trip

This past week hubby and I went away overnight for our anniversary. Our neighbor agreed to watch the chickens and feed/let out the dogs so we could go.

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On the drive to Pittsburg, PA we went though the Gap.

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It has really pretty views especially in the morning hours. I am usually looking up at the mountains from home. Its a different perspective looking down into the valleys and a different beauty.

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We got to do a few things while in Pittsburg including Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the zoo. I will share on those later. Since we only had an afternoon and a morning to explore on our overnight trip we hope to go back to see more.

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We realized we defiantly are country people though as the big city was a little crazy and intimidating, especially driving. Do you have any suggestions for things to see or places to go if we get back anytime?

Roadside America

Have you ever been to…

It is a cute little Amish roadside place in Pennsylvania with a quaint little roadside shop (my husband loves the shoo fly pie there) and a miniature town museum. The museum I don’t have pictures of but you can check it out at http://www.roadsideamericainc.com/ . We have been to the museum and shop before, but on our trip we went into the shop again as hubby wanted a shoo fly pie as I had not made one in a while. If you are ever in that area it is a cute place to visit. Kids seem to like it 🙂 It reminds me of place my mom, dad, and I use to stop at when I was a kid. I always had so much fun at these random stops  🙂

The top of the Amish shop

Also on this trip we took a little walk and I saw this cool rock formation so I thought I would share.

I hope you all had a fun and happy week and I wish you a blessed week to come 🙂

Happy Hike

My blessing this week 🙂 We took the boys on a hike earlier this week up and around Little Round Top. They had a grand time and the weather was perfect… not too hot and a little breeze. A nice change from all the heat. The boys made some friends and got their picture taken a lot. I will share more of those later.

We always love a good hike and this is a trail Chase has not been on before (Baxter has) so it was fun for him. Baxter also seemed to enjoy the return trip, but they both just love to walk to begin with. Hope you got some nice weather to enjoy this week 🙂

ATV’s and outdoors

I wanted to share something tonight I feel strongly about. We as humans benefit from being outdoors. It helps with mood, energy, spirit, and health. Kids especially need to be outdoors and play. It helps them with mood, energy, creativity, imagination play, social skills building, self-esteem building, and so much more.

I thought I would share with you one of my husbands and my favorite outdoor activities (as we have many). On our one year anniversary (many moons ago now it feels like) we decided to do an outdoors trip which included riding ATV’s through the mountains at an ATV park in Pennsylvania. We had a great time and always enjoy riding ATV’s.

This is me on an ATV in PA.

There were all sorts of trails to ride on from easy to super hard and we enjoyed most of the light to moderate trails (and a couple of the harder ones) as we felt since we don’t get to ride that often on trails like this it would be safest. It had been raining all day and we ended up covered from head to toe in mud (you may not be able to see it here, but we were). Even in the rain we had a blast and built memories that will last a long time.

This is my husband on the ATV.

This is another thing I love about the outdoors, the memories you can make. I hope you have outdoor plans for this weekend if your weather is nice. Even if it rains the puddles can be fun to jump in especially if you have little one… or even a pup or two 😉

Do you or you families have favorite outdoor activities? If so please share them with me 🙂