Lately I’ve had Friday and Saturday as my days off from work. It’s been really nice getting to spend at least all day Saturday with Kyle. Between working in the hospitality business and school, we don’t get too much time together. So needless to say, we take advantage of any chance to be together.
Since the weather was so nice yesterday, we drove to Pisgah Forest and hiked John Rock. But first we made a pit stop at one my favorite places, Diamond Brand and got new hiking shoes! Kyle got some Keens, and I got a pair of GoLite shoes. We’ve typically been all Merrell up to this point, so it’ll be interesting trying something new. The GoLite’s are comfy and more minimal than most hiking shoes and are more formulated as a multi-purpose shoe. Eventually I want to try the Merrell Barefoot shoe, but I’m not quite ready for so much “barefoot” hiking.
John Rock is a nice hike, not too long and it has the reward of the awesome views looking towards the Parkway and Looking Glass Rock. There were about 8 Peregrine falcons flying around too!
It wasn’t as much hiking as I wanted to do starting out, but my body is still feeling the effects of my cold earlier this week. That’s always disappointing, but I’ll make it up this week and be ready for something more intense next Saturday!
We filled the rest of the day with tacos, movies, and fresh squeezed carrot and apple juice! Fresh juice is so amazing and rich! And it really feels like you’re drinking down raw health! As I write, Kyle is creating fresh orange juice, banana, and mango breakfast smoothies!
I’m so glad that spring weather is starting to be a regular occurrence! It helps makes the weekends even more incredible.