Here's a few highlights:
Definitely worth the hike!
Breathtaking views from atop of Spy Rock.
Only a 10 year old thinks that running on top of a mountain is a great idea!
Great spot for a nap.
On the long, albeit scenic drive home, we encountered numerous detours due to downed trees. No problem...we're flexible like that. My heart lurched when I glanced to my right and noticed a 10 foot wide path right through the middle of a countryside church. I didn't take any pictures, as I was always told by my mom "not to become an obnoxious tourist during someone else's misfortune." Turns out we just missed a tornado by about 15 minutes.
Tuesday morning was like Christmas in my mailbox! I received a few expected packages and also my Bead Soup beads from my partner Tari Sasser!!! Woot-woot!
I quickly snapped some shots (next post...stay tuned) of the colorful ceramic creations she sent, and got to work. I stepped out on the back deck so a few of my pieces could take a quick dip in liver of sulfur when the ground started shaking...and the dog and I were slowly getting shaken off of the deck. Yep....what everyone has watched on t.v. for the past 2 days....earthquake in Virginia....epicenter approximately an hour from us, in Mineral, VA. Now, a 5.9 quake is a just a Sunday picnic out west...not so much for us east coast country folk! We've had a few aftershocks...the worst being around 1 a.m. last night...but now we've moved on to bigger things heading our way today....hurricane Irene!
My lights are flickering as I type...so I'm going to batten down the hatches for now....