It’s finally warm!
The temperature topped 50 degrees on Sunday, so Eric and I headed out for a hike in Shaker Village (just another stop on our tour of Kentucky). We visited Shaker Village a few months ago and enjoyed the cute little craft stores and freshly baked cookies. We picked up a map of the hiking trails, knowing that it would come in handy once warm weather arrived. And sure enough, we selected a nice 6-mile hike through the hills, creeks, fields, and woods of Shaker Village. It was beautiful!
Now, remember that it was crazy cold last week and it snowed several inches. We didn’t really take this into consideration on the first warm day of the season. All of the snow had just melted, leaving the trails with about an inch of mud to hike through. Our shoes weighed about 5 pounds by the end of the day, but that’s just a better workout, right? Still, all the mud brought embarrassing flashbacks to our first date, oh so many moons ago.
Way back in October 2006, Eric and I went on our first date. We went hiking through the woods of Sleepy Hollow (in good ol’ Oldham County). It had rained recently, so the trails were super muddy (but the waterfalls were beautiful!). We had to go down a hill, which Eric did just fine, but I slid all the way down on my tuckus.
Luckily, there was no sliding down hills this time, but I did come close to tripping through the mud on more than one occasion. Still, it was a beautiful day to be outside enjoying God’s creation and getting some sun on our cheeks!
In case you’re looking for a reason to go hiking this spring, here are a few photos of the scenery at Shaker Village.
Near the end of the 6-mile loop, we came to what I believe is the main attraction of the hike: a waterfall used to power an old mill. We read the historic details, but I don’t really remember much about what the mill was actually used for, but I’m sure it was very historic and important and Shakerish.
Thanks for reading! Enjoy this wonderful (and crazy!) February heat wave!