Sunday, September 25, 2011

We Are Back!

Nice pic, not sure about Adam's "lazy" eye!
Adam on the trail...

Starting off...

"Real men..."

This weekend, I decided I needed to get out of town! I was not on call and Dr. M gratiously agreed to round on my one patient for me. I knew that I wasn't really comfortable being several miles back in the woods with no cell phone reception while on aspirin and this was our last hike for at least a few weeks (hopefully for much longer)!
Mom, Dad, and Trey left Thursday for Pigeon Forge; while Adam and I left after work on Friday. On Saturday morning, we had a great breakfast at the Apple Barn together. Trey, Adam, and I then headed up to Cosby, TN to Cosby Cove, a portion of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. We really didn't have time to make our "usual" 5-7 mile hike secondary to the shorter days, so we chose a 4.4 mile hike to Hen Wallow Falls.
The ascent was a nice climb...for 2.1 miles. The last 0.1 mile was straight down a rocky, rooty, and VERY slick path! The falls were flowing very nicely and were quite beautiful! We enjoyed them for about 15 minutes then made our way back to the parking area. It was an absolutely perfect day for a hike and I am SOOOOO glad we went!
BTW...I got stung AGAIN by a yellow jacket on the trail! For those who have followed the blog for a long time, you may remember that this happened a couple of years ago. I ended up with a whelp that covered my entire flank! This round, it was on my left leg. For now, it's about 4"x2" in size. I suspect that it'll "grow" to about twice that within the next 2 days...if history repeats itself. Gotta LOVE sensitive skin with delayed-type hypersensitivity!
I'm now back home. My meds are all set for the week (injections that can be "pre-drawn" are ready and pills are in the organizer). I feel rested, calm, and just ready to get the process started tomorrow. Overall, the weekend was a perfect getaway for Adam and I to spend time with Trey and my parents...AND to relax! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

We are looking forward to heading that way over Thanksgiving. I hope yall find a more "reasonable" hiking trail for my old back... maybe a couple of miles max. Mom can keep the kids. Or I was good with hunting for bears via car. I'm lazy that way.

Love you! Good luck this week!

IVFlygirl said...

Thanls for all the beautiful pictures! Glad you are getting in your hiking now because, of you feel like me and lots of women after you get pregnant (and you WILL be), you'll want to become a couch potato for awhile.

Flygirl (

Adam and Loucinda Sawinski said...

I can't seem to leave a comment on your blog, but wanted to wish you the very best!!! Sounds like everything is falling into place!