Thursday, October 21, 2010

the long and the short of it

While we were in North Carolina we went hiking on the Appalachian Trail!  (insert Mark Sanford joke here.)  We climbed "the balds" on Roan Mountain and it was gorgeous!

 There's such a wonderful mix of landscapes.

 You walk through shrubs and forests on your way,

 up to the open rocky grasslands.

 And do you see what I mean about the rhododendrons?!

As if that wasn't unfair enough, blueberries grow wild too!  Ridiculous.

Gus and Ollie had the time of their lives!  

After a long walk on a long leash and short legs, Gus needed a long nap.

18 comments:

Mo Pie, Please said...

What an awesome family vacation!! Love the pics!

Dancing Branflake said...

How amazing! Seriously, Gus makes my heart flutter every time. And I love places like that. It kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings with all the different kinds of nature going on.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love those photos! That place is magical!

Kimbirdy said...

oh yay, i grew up near there! i always miss the appalachian mountains in the fall - los angeles is just NOT NEARLY as pretty. i love your photos! they brought back such nostalgia for me!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Wonderful place. I love the last photo of Gus.So sweet...

Krystal said...

that looks like a gorgeous hiking trail...or a running trail! bet the pups loved it :)

meemsnyc said...

That looks awesome! Gus, you look so tuckered out!

Steven said...

WAS AWESOME!! love your photos!

la petite coquine said...

How beautiful! And that pups look like they enjoyed the great outdoors as much as you did!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wow, looks like so much fun. I need a nice long hike.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Those boys are just SO cute.

Brandi said...

It looks so beautiful -- I can almost smell the autumn air and feel it on my skin. And Gus and Ollie are adorable. I've no doubt they had a real blast out there climbing around and sniffing lots of new things.

Kala said...

How very beautiful. That trail looks to be one of the most gorgeous in the country!

Signe said...

Such great images, reminds me a little of North of Norway where I am from :)
And your dogs are just the cutest!

pen.ny said...

The picture of the boys on the rock is incredible as always! How handsome they are. Oh, and happy birthday Steven!!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I love pictures that capture Fall...BEAUTIFUL!

Liesl :)

Bridget said...

sooo pretty. i love mountains, any mountains. and waterfalls. waterfalls and mountains.

Diana Mieczan said...

Your pups are adorable..I have two Westies....I love dogs and this place looks like a great trail to hike:)
Kisses and enjoy your afternoon