Sunday, July 11, 2010
BC @ 6
I took my honey for a little surprise hike on Saturday, our 6th Anniversary. There was a little 2 1/2 mile stretch of the AT that we had not yet done along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. What better way to celebrate a half-dozen wonderful years of marriage to Lisa -- especially if there was a yummy, romantic dinner awaiting us afterwards?
Well, we can now say, with no fear of contradiction, that we have hiked every mile from the Tye River in central Virginia to the Hudson River in New York, plus some more miles south along the AT in Virginia.
On Saturday, BC being BC, we did a little birding. Came up with oodles of Towhees, a nice male American Redstart, a pair of Hooded Warblers (heard but not seen), and our first Blue-Headed Vireo of the year.
Driving along Skyline Drive en route home, Lisa and I came upon stopped traffic - lots of cars and motorcycles pulled to the side. We feared an accident had occurred along the narrow, windy road. But no - everyone was looking at a healthy bear 50 yards away in the forest. It had sat down, unperturbed by all the human activity.
Too cool! Here's to 60 more years of love, fun and adventure, Princess!