I love Paula Deen and this video is just the best.
I couldn’t stop laughing!
This was our first hike… and from the moment we stepped on the trail I think Jason and I were both hooked. However things did get tense between us when we realized that we had hiked about 2 miles down the wrong trail… and then the realization that we had to hike back…
- Jones Run – Doyles River Falls 28 May 2011 (myordinaryjourney.wordpress.com)
We took on the 8.4 mile Jones Run/Doyles River Falls circuit hike this weekend. We took Beth’s friend too. The first half of the hike was pretty tough. There was some pretty steep and slippery inclines and declines. I always do better going up rather than going down. I’m always slipping when I make a decent. Going up I just hard charge through things. We had a 1800 ft elevation change. The second “half” of the hike (in miles) took us only an hour. The first half took us a little over 4 hours; that should tell you how hard it was. We actually went a little farther north than this map shows. The route here is only 6.6 miles.
The second part of the hike was on the Appalachian Trail and it was pretty smooth sailing. I think this weekend coming up we’re going to try and get about 10 miles in, but maybe something not so popular. There were a lot of people on the trail we did, but I don’t know if that’s because it was a holiday weekend, or if it is just a really popular trail. Here is our trip, from beginning to end.
For Mother’s Day, Jason got me three sets of circular needles from Knit Picks. There are all 47″ long and were in US sizes 1-3. I can’t say how much I fell in love with these needles. I had been trying different brands beyond what you get in the craft store to find the right combination of flexible cords and sharp needle tips. Knit Picks by far are my favorite.
I wanted to start a pair of socks on my new US size 3. I take them out of the package for the first time, cast on, and went to go join my stitches to knit in the round. To my dismay, the join between the cable and the needle was rough which surprised me because I hadn’t had a problem with the size 2 needles I had already used to finish a pair of socks for my niece. I thought maybe it wouldn’t be an issue and that I could just ignore it, but the more I got into the sock, the more the join was snagging my yarn ( Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn – Canopy).
I just couldn’t take it anymore. Since these are not the cheapest needles out there, instead of just tossing them in the trash and buying a new set, I decided to contact Knit Pick customer service to ask about how to exchange them for new ones. I didn’t want to just return them. I used the customer service support contact form and described what my issue was, and not even an hour later I received an email informing me that not only was Knit Picks sorry to hear I had received a defective product, but that they had already shipped me out a replacement!
I just want to thank Knit Picks for their wonderful customer service and great products! Please think about using them for your knitting needs.
Since last week went so well, Jason and I decided to take the kids this week. We are going to try the same trail we were supposed to do last week and then maybe a smaller, easier one further north. More pictures to follow.
Band of Skulls is the band that does the song. Well not only is the song from the Mustang commercial awesome, but the rest of the album is too… You might want to check it out…
For some reason I was thinking about this song today. If you get a chance to find/hear it I highly recommend it.
Well we’ve known we’ve known
We’ve had a choice
We chose rejoice
Nice to see home making national news for something other than drug arrests and knuckle heads in the news. Of course this isn’t good news either.