East vs West: Hiking Adventures

Check out one of our favorite East Coast hiking spots and then head over to my friend on the West Coast's blog to see her favorite spot on the opposite coast!

Today, for the very last week of East vs West we are

both

sharing an out of doors adventure! Wooowhooo so hopefully after reading

both

of our posts, you'll be inspired to go on an adventure of your own. Don't forget to check out Jess's post over on

Foreign Room

because she has an awesome adventure on the other side of the country! Be sure to check both of our blogs next week because..........

we're gonna have a

giveaway

for you awesome people! Don't forget, or else you'll miss out on some awesome stuff!

Oh look. There's me wearing crappy hiking clothes. If you judge, you're mean.

Seth and I decided that we did not feel like driving super far to do "serious" hiking so we ended up at Lancaster Central Park (woah now, don't get excited at the words "central park," this ain't no NYC central park....this is more like hiking/walking trails) which is just a few miles outside of the city. It was sorta cloudy outside the day we went hiking which made me sad because I wanted to take lots and lots of photographs. I still took photographs but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. Seth and I had buttloads of fun on our hiking. We only saw two other people on the trail so we were able to be super weird, basically be ourselves.

Seth pretending he didn't know which way to go. He's a cutie. I love him lots.

Basically during our hike, we made farting noises and skipped around and did silly things. Totally normal, right? Yes. I think yes. I could not believe that leaves were starting to change color and that some were starting to fall!! Fall is upon us, people. I kind of think that all the woods in Pennsylvania look pretty much the same, which is totally fine but they do look pretty much the same. Obviously, there's usually some different plants and animals and stuff but they all have deep woods, some sort of river or creek, and they're always nice 'n cool, even on the hottest days. I grew up hiking fairly often with my fam so I've seen lots of wooded areas in PA. 

I love finding wildflowers. But my all time favorite place to find wildflowers is in Yellowstone National Park. If you've never been there, you gotta go ASAP (well after the government stops being all shut down and everything). It's the most beautiful place I have ever seen and I cannot wait to take Seth and any future ginger babies to see it someday.

Let's talk about covered bridges. Lancaster County is sorta known for them because we're so Dutchy and Amishy. This isn't a super great example of one because it's not that old and it's painted, and "real" covered bridges aren't usually painted. But people come from all over just to see some real covered bridges.

Like most Lancaster County creeks/rivers this one was also muddy. But it was still super peaceful and we had such a nice time sitting at a picnic table beside the creek listening to the water. It was so very nice. I think maybe this will become a nice quiet time spot for us. 

I hope you enjoyed my little hiking adventure with the hubs. Don't forget to check out

Jess's adventure

in California! And be sure to check both of our blogs for the the big giveaways we'll be having next week!

Love,

Abby

Miss the previous East vs. West posts? Links below for your enjoyment!

mine:

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week 2

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week 3

Jess's:

week 1

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week 2

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week 3