October was a great month for a birthday, a trip, and lots of hiking.
David and I took a few days and headed to central Kentucky to hike at Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, and the Daniel Boone National Forest. We stayed in a great two story cabin with a hot tub and balconies overlooking the gorge.
Here is the view from the bathroom window!
We went on 5 hikes total and enjoyed the quiet. There weren't that many hikers out although we did see a few people each day. Here is the view from the restaurant at the lodge at Natural Bridge.
And Natural Bridge - it was worth the hike!
Someone was doing yoga on top of the bridge. Pretty great to see.
We did another hike to Balancing Rock in the Natural Bridge area.
The landscapes and features were really very interesting!
One night we had to order from Miguel's Pizza which is very popular in the area with rock climbers and hikers and those camping. We found the second week of October was the perfect time for hiking in this area!
Another hike to a waterfall and cave.
We really had fun and it was nice to get away. I slept 10.5 hours the first night. It's been a LONG year and I work 7 days/week. It was nice to get away.
The dogs had fun with their babysitter Lisa.
Bailey helped me vote by mail one day. We all 4 voted this year -the first time for Brennan!
Remy and Dad after a daily walk.
And we celebrated David's birthday. We had one hour when all 4 of us was available!
Thomas came down and we had tiramisu and Dad got to open presents while we Zoomed with Brennan.
Mississippi State cheese from Grandma and Grandpa is always a hit!
And I got a new bike! I love her and have named her Olivia (since this series is called "Liv"). She's soooo much better than the bike I've been riding the past 15 years. I can't wait for some warmer weather this week to get out and ride.
I went on a masked excursion with Cindy, Laura, Ginger, and Violet one Saturday to celebrate Violet's birthday. Stream Cliff had a holiday craft fair. It was so much fun to walk around and purchase a couple of things, and then have lunch together at the outdoor café. A perfect morning for an outing.
And Glow Yoga was so much fun on Halloween! We wore dark clothes and taped on glow sticks for a fantastic workout!
And now I'm ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!