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DC Road Trip and Shenandoah National Park Series

Shenandoah National Park

Road Trip to DC: Adam & Ellie’s Wedding

Road Trip to DC: Primanti Brothers

Road Trip to DC: Exploring the National Mall

Road Trip to DC: Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park: Dark Hollow Falls

Shenandoah National Park: Dinner at Skyland

Shenandoah National Park: Stony Man

Book Review: The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park

My Husband the Golf Pro

The final component to our busy weekend was taking our niece Reagan out for her first golf lesson. My mother-in-law had a golf outing this week and wanted to hit the driving range with my golf pro of a husband, so it was the perfect opportunity for Reagan to try out the new golf clubs she received for her birthday.

The sun was appreciated; the heat and humidity were not.
Driving Range on a Hot Sunday

Jason leads Reagan through some warm-up stretches.
Warming Up

Is it wrong that I’m jealous of Reagan’s clubs?
Kids Clubs

I can’t be too jealous. After all, I’m rockin’ a Badger theme with my clubs.
Laura's Badger-Themed Golf Gear

First up: Lining up to the tee.
Working on Her Stance

Next: Learning how to swing the club.
Some Swing Assistance

Look at that form!
Excellent Form

Jason was everyone’s coach that day. I hadn’t been golfing since last summer, and I wasn’t hitting too terribly. My only issue – which is actually a bit of a problem – was a nasty slice, or push to the left. Jason helped me make a couple of corrections, but practice is going to be needed.

After helping his mom, me, and Reagan, Jason broke out his driver to hit a few. He’s seriously awesome!

Time for the Big Hitter to Go

Awesome Driver

We were only out for about a half hour to an hour, but the heat kicked our butts. We had a great time and can’t wait to take Reagan out again, but we’ll aim for a slightly cooler day.

Question of the Day

  • Golf: Love it or hate it?


National Get Outdoors Day 2011

Clearly, the month of June is all about getting outside. First of all, it’s National Camping Month. Then within the month, we have National Trails Day, the Great American Backyard Campout, and today, National Get Outdoors Day. So what are you waiting for? Get out there  😀

Jason and I took our weekly hike today to get outdoors, and we headed to the Scuppernong Hiking/Skiing Trails that we wanted to hike last weekend. The lack of people today was much more our style. Despite a handful of cars in the parking lot, we only ran into two different people while out on the trail. Perfect!

We hiked the red loop, which is about 2.3 miles.

I absolutely LOVE how the trail begins! We took our family/Christmas card photo here last fall.
Scuppernong Pines

Laura Jacobs & Family

Scuppernong Red Loop

Breakaway point.
Follow the Red

We added on about a quarter mile by hiking a loop to a scenic overlook. The last time Jason and I hiked out to the overlook, we had Bailey and Thea with us and we encountered a family picnicking pretty much in the middle of the trail. Needless to say, we didn’t get a good sense of the view that time.

Scenic Overlook This Way!

Gray day.
Scenic Overlook

Jason spotted some deer tracks.

A few other shots from the Observation Loop included…

Pretty in Pink



Someone’s getting good with the telephoto lens  🙂

It sounds bad to say it, but my favorite parts of the trail are the beginning and the end 😐  The reason they are my favorites are the tall pine trees they’re surrounded by. Isn’t it fabulous?

Tall Pines

The weather couldn’t have been better for hiking today. Gone were the heat and humidity. It was actually a little cool and overcast but without rain.

Another good hike in the books!

Hiking Scuppernong


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