To say that my husband Corey and I don’t get a lot of time to spend together would be an understatement. Between his unconventional work hours, my day job and my new photography business, we only have 3 days each month where we are both OFF work. I try to not schedule shoots on his weekends off if I can help it because to take away 1 of those 3 is devastating to me. Even evenings aren’t necessarily open. He works nights, I shoot after work, I’m editing, etc. Most nights are spent sharing a wall. On one side a tv rings with the sounds of first person shooter Xbox games and on the other, some strain of trashy television, I won’t even specify because it’s THAT embarrassing, as my background noise while I edit. So every once in a while when we have time off together, where we actually don’t have plans to catch up with the friends and family we so desperately want to spend time with, we try to find something fun to do. And if Corey gets his way – it includes the dog. Not that I’m anti-Roxy but there’s not much you can do with a 60lb. boxer with the energy level Roxy has. So… hiking it is.
One Friday, we woke up at 6:30am (against my will), and drove to Blowing Rock with Roxy. By the way Roxy loves to “go for a ride”. When you ask, you can’t even get the whole question out “wanna go fo..” and her ears are perked and she stops whatever she is doing, jumps down on the floor and sits in perfect boxer stance, shoulders back, ready for her collar. It’s amazing. Anyway, we drove to the mountains and parked at a park along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We ended up hiking about 4 miles or so. It was great to get out of the house, do something together as a family and enjoy the outdoors. So I thought I would share some photos from our adventure. Enjoy!
And I’ll end by showing you how long Roxy’s tongue really is.
Click on the thumbnails below to view more photos from hiking!