Sunday, April 14, 2019

A weekend of activity

We had another active weekend!   This is the third weekend in a row that we have moved a fair amount.   We are slowly working to chcange our habits and it feels good!  I will be honest though. there were a few times this past weekend that I would have much preferred to curl up on the couch with a good book and say ‘to heck with the activity’.  But, once I got moving I was glad that I did it!!!

My official weigh in was on Saturday and I showed a 1/2 pound loss.  Not as much as I would like...but I will gladly take it!   My eating was a bit higher over the weekend, but I’m not going to stress myself out over it. It is what it is!

On Saturday I was so tired.   We ran some errands.  Nothing too exciting.  We got an oil change for my car, ran my car out to have my emissions test done, searched for shells for the newest crab and picked up a new vacuum.   Yes, we have been limping along with an old low quality vacuum.  It was time to just do it and sink the money for a good vacuum.   We chose the Dyson cordless Animal (affiliate link).   So far so good...except for the battery life on the max power setting!    But it does pick up like a charm!  (I knew it would though,  since I have had a Dyson before!)

We got home from our errands and I ended up falling asleep on the couch.  I may or may not have drooled all over Jason who was my pillow!   When I finally woke up we headed out to a small trail to do a bit of walking/hiking.

This began the weekend of snakes! 

Luckily I noticed that black snake hanging out on the tree before I walked under him!!!

On Saturday we headed down to a local trail by a lake.  It is the trail and site of the great mountain bike meltdown that I had last fall.  This time we planned to be on foot. We were exploring and hiking while we also kept an eye out for Morel Mushrooms.  (Spoiler alert, we didn’t find any!)

We decided to look for an abandoned house that we knew was nearby.  Oh boy did we find it!  

It was huge!  We circled around outside.

And then we went inside!

The house was in really bad shape so we didn’t stay inside for long before we were back outside exploring.  We headed down to some more abandoned cars that were a short distance from the house.  It was while we were looking at them that we heard the squawking of some birds.

We looked up and saw two bald eagles flying above us.  They did NOT like us there. We looked up and saw a huge nest!

You can see one of the eagles on the right edge of the picture.  We can only assume that they had eggs or eaglets in their nest!   We decided to leave to allow them peace.   As we were making our retreat we ran into snake number two of the weekend.

We hiked a few more miles and then got in the car.  On the way home we both expressed the desire to not be inside but to enjoy more of the spring day.  So we went to the C&O Canal and walked some more! (This was easier...flat and graded...not an up and down trail!) 

We saw our third snake on this segment of our day. Seriously, way too many snakes!!!

We came home and while I wasn’t as exhausted as last week  my body was tired and ready to relax!!!

All in all a good weekend.  I am happy with the  activity levels  that we are achieving on the weekends.  We are moving!  Now the plan is to bring that exercise level to the weekdays....just a wee bit!


Melanie said...

What a great weekend. I enjoyed your pictures of the abandoned house. And I agree no to snakes. Keep up the good work.

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend. Oh my, that old abandoned house...and car as well. Would love to go through it. I grew up in the country and have never seen a snake. It was always one of my fears.

Sarah said...

I love the abandoned house...and that typewriter! But definitely could do without the snakes. I've already seen a couple out sunning themselves here.

*Sweat and Sparkle* said...

I love abandoned houses, and that one is so cool! Looks like it was a gorgeous house at one time. Shame to let it just sit and fall apart. We get snakes in our yard, and I have learned to just leave them alone. They don't seem to want to be sociable, so I give them their space!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I try to pretend that there are no snakes outside when I am in the woods...they didn’t let me pretend this weekend!!!

MaryFran said...

I hate snakes!!! I luckily rarely see them! The house was amazing to go through...we only got to see half of it though as it was really quite unsafe and we couldn’t /didn’t want to risk our luck to see the other half!

MaryFran said...

The only good snake is a dead one!!!

MaryFran said...

Yes! As for snakes! It they stay away from me I can live with them, mainly by pretending they don’t existbbb

Tiffany said...

Looks like a fun weekend and love the pictures.

Lynn said...

The abandoned house is so interesting! I actually like snakes. I'd rather have them than spiders.

Shelley said...

That abandoned house is cool! I wonder what the story behind it is, what with the belongings and cars left.

MaryFran said...

It most definitely was fun!!! I wish I had my good camera with me at the abandoned house!!! I could have played so much more!

MaryFran said...

Yuck to spiders too!!!!

MaryFran said...

I know it was abandoned in 2004 when the owner is now owned by his brother (who grew up in the house). It’s been on the market for sale a few times...back shortly after the brothers death, for 1.5 million. The last time for 600k.