Some Pics from Yesterday

It was pretty yesterday. I took this one from halfway up Roan Mountain just after sunrise. And, no, it's not a lake in the distance. It's clouds and a couple of really tall mountains.

The veiw of Tennesse from the top of Little Hump Mountain:


The Appalachian Trail over Little Hump Mountain (looks kinda alien and beautiful, doesn't it?):


PS: My fanfic rec page is now updated to include my recs for due South, Grimm, and White Collar, if you're so inclined.

The first picture is exactly how the mountains looked when I drove into work Wed morning. It felt like I was looking out an airplane window, or seeing mountains rising from the sea. I often wish I could get such a picture of them like that, but there's no way to do that from the highway while driving!

Until my parents moved up to the mountains, I was always of the firm opinion that there was nothing redeeming about my state at all. But, god, is it beautiful up there. I wish I'd a better camera than my cell phone's to capture it, but...
There's this one spot on the highway I have to drive past getting between my parents' house and mine, just on the other side of the continental divide, and there's absolutely nothing more beautiful than that overveiw at dawn. And one day I WILL stop and get that pic, even if it kills me.
Plus, my parents live at the top of this mountain, so on some days their place is litterally in the clouds, or just above them, and at dawn it's like one of those legends about Avalon. I so need to take a picture of that too...
There's a bridge that goes over this amazing river gorge not all that far away from me. I've only driven over it once on a trip out West, something I will not likely ever do again. But the gorge took my breath away, and I keep saying I will go back there some day with a camera.

Take the picture while you can. Your parents might not have that place forever. I know that sounds pessimistic, but the place sounds heavenly and some day, you're going to want to have that photo. :-)
nah, this is their retirement home. they don't plan to move ever. But I get your meaning. I guess I'll just have to hope the weather's right for it next time I'm up there.
Gorgeous scenery - almost worth all the miles of walking. (I am not fit enough to do all that walking and not die.)

Off to check out your updated rec page!
:) I hope you enjoy

And it takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. Back when the parents were still living down here (read, Jan), we were hiking 6-10 miles 3-4 times a week. it's mostly been on a monthly basis since they moved, but the scenery is much improved. (It really is gorgeous, isn't it?)
I took a walking class for school back in January, and he had me up to 3 miles in about 45 minutes, but then class ended and it was too cold for me to walk outside (and we had no treadmill) so I ended up losing what I had gained. And then when we finally got a treadmill, I pushed myself too hard and now I'm too nervous to try again *sigh*


It really is gorgeous, yes :)
Lucky you. I only do about 2 hours a day on the tredmill now, but I'm trying to ramp back up to 4hours a day - which I couldn't keep up over the summer, just because it was killing me. But dad wants me back up at it before I ship out, and promises 3-4 hikes a week once I move up to their place around Thanksgiving unitl I ship out in Feb.

It's him trying to be helpful, really.
Jesus, four hours on a treadmill. Good luck getting back up to that - I imagine you'll do it, if you're going to be hiking 3-4 times a week. At least he's trying to be helpful?
yeah. though one day I'd love for not every convo I have with my parents to come back to my weight. Which, okay, understandable, I need to keep those 5lbs off to get/stay in the navy, but seriously! I'm developing a complex here! what else can you expect after, god, ::ages:: of this?

le sigh. at least it was pretty.