Lake Accotink Park

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Third and final gallery post for the day.  Today we ventured out to a local park in an attempt to get a family photo.  We had limited success, with the limiting factor being the number of things competing for Reagan’s attention.  There were people, birds, puppies, and blowing leaves.  After we gave up on the family photo, Reagan had a blast running around in the wide open spaces.  She introduced herself to a puppy as he passed by and attempted to eat more than one of the many fallen leaves.  Reagan found out that she loves staircases.  Well, really she has found out that she loves climbing and clamboring.  Staircases are just an outlet for this new hobby.  In any case, we had a wonderful afternoon roaming the park trying to keep up with her.

Fall in Shenandoah National Park

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I’ve been meaning to post this gallery for a while.  At the end of October we ventured over to Shenandoah National Park to see the fall colors.  For those of you who do not know, Shenandoah Natl. Park is located on the western border of northern Virginia in the Appalatian mountains.  The leaves were just beginning to turn color.  Our path through the park was Skyline Drive, a road that follows the crest of the main ridgeline of the mountains.  We peaked out at a whopping 3800 ft above sea level (recall that our home, less than 100 miles away, is basically at sea level).  There were several times that we were in or above the clouds as some of the pictures in the gallery show.

If I had to guess what Reagan was thinking in this photo, I would say it’s “Holy Frick it’s COLD!!!”  The sun was beginning to set and the wind was picking up.  And it was not nearly as warm as it had been earlier in the day and at lower altitudes.    Even though this photo doesn’t show it, she had a wonderful day and enjoyed the adventure.