How's everyone hanging in with the tail end of 2021? I hope you all are doing well. We are still here and fine - the boys are homeschooling again this year because of the continued pandemic, so that is keeping me busy (on top of continuing with teaching psychology).
I have a number of things I want to share from the past year, but I need my tech savvy fifteen year old to help me get the pics off my phone and onto my computer. In the meantime, here's a start:
Back in June we took a few days to do some activities around the state of Virginia that we've always wanted to do, but never had the time. We wrote down all those things on a list, and then took family votes for the top five activities. We managed to fit in so much good in just five days.
One of the top ranked choices was a trip to Devil's Bathtub. Years ago I saw images on Pinterest or somewhere, and couldn't believe it was in my state. Way down in a corner though. In fact, in our rambling drive to get there, we tipping across into Tennessee for a few minutes, before passing back over into Virginia. We managed to find the trailhead though.
All except Pierce and I took the plunge in the deceivingly deep bathtub, which judging from the whoops was also freezing cold!
We had to make quick hiking to get back to the car, because there was a massive storm brewing that we were trying to beat. We just barely made it - only a little damp from the rain.
If you did something you've always wanted to do this summer, let me know what it was in the comments!