Saturday, May 31, 2008

I Love The Mountains!

I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills....

I just had to write today and say how much I love being outdoors this time of year. I went on a hike with some friends today and had such a fabulous time! It was absolutely perfect weather today, not too hot and not too cool. We found a secluded little picnic table and ate lunch. It was so fun as soon as we arrived at our little spot and I got out of the car I could smell nature all around me. I stood there for a minute just taking it all in, it was awesome! We spent some time relaxing next to a beaver pond and even got to see a beaver or two swimming around. The trail we hiked was beautiful! Everything was so green and colorful. We passed patches of yellow and blue flowers that were so pretty! At the top of the trail there was a little river, it was fun to sit and watch the water as it crashed against the relaxing!! I could have stayed there all day! Unfortunately the time came when we had to pack up our stuff and head home. However, the fun of the day was not quite over...on our way out we saw a young moose! He was only about a year old, but he was standing out in front of a group of trees. It was so fun to watch as he noticed our presence and trotted away from us and up into the trees.

All in all I had a great day, and can't wait to spend more time in the mountains throughout the summer! Spending time surrounded by God's creations is one of my most favorite things to do. It makes me feel so happy and peaceful inside. The only place I feel closer to heaven than when I'm in the mountains is when I'm in the temple. They are both the most peaceful places on the earth!