We had so much fun this weekend!!! SO MUCH :) Friday night we drove to Manchester, TN to spend the night since it is close to Savage Gulf. We had to find a pet friendly hotel too since Vera was coming. It was her first night in a hotel. I'm not sure she really enjoyed it, but she was such a trooper. She sat at the door for most of the night and we imagined she was saying please let's go home, haha. The next morning we woke up early...so early that we missed the free breakfast. That has never happened. We drove the curvy roads to Savage Gulf and saw the most white cows we've ever seen, beautiful old wooden barns and fog over the mountains. I love driving in the country.
We decided that it was too wet and the forecast still called for more rain and thunderstorms to do the backcountry camping. I didn't really want to go if we couldn't make a fire and Vera would have been soaking wet. We decided to day hike instead and it was just as much fun!
Vera had so much fun playing in the water. I think it may have been the best day of her life :) Haha. We took our shoes + socks off and played in the water too. We talked about jumping in, but didn't (yet!). Zac thought I was going to, because he said I get really quiet before I'm about to do something. He said the more I talk about somthing I won't do it (I think he's right).
We made it to the swimming hole and decided that this was the spot if we were going to do it and of course we had to! I mean how often are you alone at a swimming hole on a beautiful Fall day where it just might be warm enough to do it or cold enough to be crazy. It was on my 29 before 30 list 26.Skinny Dip afterall :) It was cold...take your breath away COLD. It was even hard to swim back to the rocks. We got lucky and the sun came out to warm us up. Zac said he wouldn't have done it if I didn't. I love when that happens, because usually he is the rebel ;) I like to take him by surprise every now + then.
We did the Laurel Falls Loop, Stone Door Trail and Greeter Falls Loop Trail.
Vera slept the whole way home :) Here are some of the videos I took: