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In the Woods

This weekend was great. Really, really great. I needed a little weekend away to add a new perspective to my current life. Getting away from your comfort zone can definitely do that! I told you yesterday that I'd share some detail and pictures about the beautiful places we ventured to over the weekend.

It all started on Friday. After doing some work, I drove 3 hours north. Rested for a little, did some Lancaster thrift shopping, and then hopped in the car for another 4 hour drive northwest. We ended up in Altoona, PA at a place called Aldo's. Kid PA performed with Midnight Mob (a killer punk band with a female lead singer that could rival even the best punk vocalists you can think of). Fantastic show.
The boys packed up the band equipment and Bruce and I embarked on a 5 and a half hour drive across the state to Scranton, PA. We arrived at our destination at 6:15 am. Exhausted and more than ready to crash on Michael's couch. I've never stayed up an entire night to see the sun come up before. Checked that one off of my 'to do' list.

Slept in rather late... wouldn't you after only going to bed at 6:30? Michael and Laura, our lovely hosts for the weekend, suggested we go hiking at Rickett's Glen. So glad we did. It was bea-u-ti-ful! Natural waterfalls. Lush foliage. Lots of place to run. (& some extremely rude people from South Jersey). Check out these pictures and let me know what you think:
Extremely pretty scenery, right?! Even if it was raining and muddy while we were there, it was still astonishing. If you're ever in the Scranton area with some time to kill, go check out Rickett's Glen.

Bonded with some big animals this weekend, too. Not too often I get to ride a horse. Thanks, Laura for saddling Talon and letting me take him for a spin! Michael, thanks for opening your house to us this weekend. You can come visit MD anytime you'd like.
We headed back to Central PA late Sunday afternoon, another 2 hour drive. Rested for a little and then went to see Water for Elephants at the theatre. I LOVED it. I felt bad because I kept comparing it to the book... it's not the same. Similar. Just not the same. My theatre date said he actually liked the film, too. Surprising because usually he and I have opposite tastes in movies. I bet he's excited to hear me quit talking about Water for Elephants finally.

I drove back to Maryland early Monday morning, another 3 hour drive. So much traveling in one weekend. It feels nice to be home. I've got so much going on with work and the house right now. Can't wait for the next weekend to creep closer.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend! If you've ever been to the Glen, share some pictures with us!

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