During the cold, winter months my Husband and I stay in the house a lot. Neither of us enjoys the cold weather, so when decent weather arrives, we take every advantage of the chance to get rid of the cabin fever. This weekend, we had WONDERFUL weather here....sunny, about 70 degrees. We broke out the adventure backpack for both Saturday and Sunday. The adventure backpack? That's our name for the backpack we use to carry into the wilderness for our adventures....hiking, biking, boating, etc. The adventure backpack holds basic survival stuff (hey, don't laugh...we've watched too many shows about being lost in the wilderness), binoculars, trail maps, water, camera, etc.
On Saturday, the adventure of the day was mountain biking! I love mountain biking....it's really challenging, but so much fun. There's also an element of risk and thrill involved. Especially when my Husband is in the front, and I'm trying to keep up. He absolutely flies over rocks and roots and ravines at a veritable speed of light, while I'm in the back trying to keep up muttering 4-letter words under my breath, convinced I'm about to do a face-plant into a tree. But I'm also laughing the whole way, getting an adrenaline rush, and enjoying the journey. Here's a photo of our mountain bike trail by the lake:
Here's me at the end of the trail:
On to Sunday. The Sunday adventure was the first hike of the year, with our two dogs. Now our dogs are not the typical hiking dogs. We have a min pin and a daschund. LOL, we have ankle biters, but we take them hiking....in ruffly harnesses.
We chose a relatively easy trail, 'cuz we were a little sore from the biking. Our min pin lead the way:
Here's another picture of complete cuteness....Dixie, our daschund, with her own ruffly harness:
All in all, we have had a super weekend full of adventures. Tonight, I had some oil paint leftover from the painting I shared recently, so I painted this:
It's been a full weekend, and I'm definitely headed to bed early tonight. Hope you all have a great week ahead!