I grew up in the country in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. After all my relocations and travels I am convinced this is the most beautiful part of the United States.
I affectionately call myself a hillbilly with one leg shorter than the other from walking on hillsides. As such, I love the outdoors. To clarify, I’m not what you would call particularly outdoorsy, though. I don’t fish or camp. I don’t like insects, lizards and the type. I don’t hunt, although I am a pretty decent shot with a firearm or bow and arrow. I actually love target shooting.
I love hiking and am blessed to have grown up just off the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper Trail. You won’t find my roughing it with all my belongings in a backpack. You may however find me with some snacks and a camera searching for wild ponies in Grayson Highlands state park or near the top of White Top Mtn. taking in the view.
I also love digging in the dirt to make things grow. You might even find me up in an apple tree trimming limbs with a hand saw. One of these days we will finally get settled on our farm and I will have my garden! At least that’s my plan.
This summer I hope to get out on my bike more when I’ll have access to better roads. I also want to get out on the water in a kayak some, too. I’ve done this a time, or two, but it was WONDERFUL!! I highly recommend giving it a shot.
Spring and summer make me anxious to pull on a pair of hiking boots and head for the hills.
Do you have a favorite outdoor activity or does that whole idea make you break out in hives?