Not my picture, but gorgeous, eh?
During Doug's time off we camped at beautiful Sherando Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We had the pleasure of going with the Miles family, and we enjoyed smore-making, lake-ing, fishing, and having close encounters with wildlife.
Brit camped 8 almost 9 months pregnant. Give that woman a medal!
The lake is seriously so pretty... it's really well kept and it was so great to see mountains again (they ain't the Rockies, but I'll take it).
We saw lizards and tadpoles swimming in the lake, but when we saw this snake we decided we were done. Yikes.
The weather was great except for the earth-shattering thunderstorm that came through in the night. We really tested our tent's capabilities. Miraculously, the kids slept through it all so it could have been much worse.
This picture doesn't do the view justice. Plus, our faces kinda ruin it... but believe me, it's breathtaking.
We had a fabulous time, but I couldn't help thinking again and again, "Camping is a lot of work." Oh well, it's worth it in the end!
PS- How cute are these kids?! Their laughs kill me.