Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekend Getaway

My mom and I have birthdates that fall within the same week so we always spend our birthdays together.  There has probably only been one birthday (my 17th) that I spent without my mom.  I was living in southern Arkansas with my grandparents at the time.  This year my mom turned 50 (I know, she doesn't age!  Cross your fingers that I inherited those genes!)  so we decided to plan a weekend hiking trip in NW Arkansas.

We hiked Yellow Rock Trail at Devil's Den State Park and later swam in the creek/river, as far away from the "Swimming is Not Permitted" signs as possible.  Here are some pics from the hike:
The Getawayers
Mom, Tab, me and Allie

I feel like my face is so stress free in this pic since I am surrounded by trees and without access to my iPhone and Blackberry.  Reminds me of the pics of me while in Honduras.  Happy.  Calm. Oh and yes, sweaty.

Allie and me cooling off at the mouth of a cave.  It was a really hot day!

On top of Yellow Rock

Sitting on the edge of Yellow Rock.  I live to make my mom nervous.  "Be careful; you could fall off!" She said to the 27 year old :)

On the trail!

Perched on the edge of the cliff.  Good times
 We had fun at the hotel too! 

This is me doing what I do best:  being a humble winner

We had all of our luggage on the cart in preparation to check out of the hotel, then randomly decided it would be fun to hang upside down from the top of the cart, so we took all the luggage off and did just that.  I mean, why not?
 This is Allie

My turn.  I took the bat approach.  I chickened out on going completely upside down because the cart wasn't very sturdy and I have enough head issues without risking falling on know?

Back to work and real life!

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