Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Heading for the Mountains!

Tomorrow we're leaving for a vacation in the Smoky Mountains! We're staying in a sweet little cabin with a hot tub on the deck and 2 fireplaces. We'll spend every second our bodies can handle hiking in the Smoky Mountain National Park. We did this same trip last year during November and hope to do it each year. It's nice to see the fall color and experience the park when it's cool and not so crowded.

It's been fun to do something I never thought I'd do and I have hopes to one day spend a week or 2 hiking on the AT. I've been on Weight Watchers since January 2007 and I'm exactly 55 pounds smaller than I was for last years trip. I am hoping that the weight loss will result in my stamina being improved. Those elevation changes can be a killer for a Florida girl!

So I'll see you in a week with some pictures of G and I on the trails!


Simone de Klerk said...

Hi Jackie, have a good time in the mountains:)) How good of you to have lost so many pounds. You will probably find that your endurance will be much better!
Your pictures were on your blog today. I think our computer didn't really feel like working yesterday.
Great that you decided to put your thinking into action. Isn't it fun to be creative and making all those beautiful things!!
Have a great time and I'll be visiting your blog soon again :O)

Jean in Georgia said...

Wow!!! Congrats on the weight loss... that's quite an accomplishment!! Enjoy your vacation and take some time to rest and knit. :)

tinkguy said...

I hope you have a great pair of hiking boots-- and handknit hiking socks!

ponyknit said...

YAY congrats on your weight loss. Have fun!

Marie said...

A cabin in the Smokies is to die for have a ball. Congrats on your weight loss I think it just traveled down 95 to Cocoa. Have fun girlfriend.Are you a native Fla. Girl---I am -- I am from Miami.Blessings and hugs, Marie

bev said...

55 lbs! What a loss and not one to dismiss. I am sure your stamina will be much improved.
Your vacation sounds wonderful. Hope to do the same here, but in the Adirondacks. Fall color is just amazing. Makes you wonder just how many colors can be on this earth.
Enjoy your time. Can't wait to see the pics.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

55 LBS?!? That is so amazing! I am inspired. I need to lose at least that much. I'm going to have to read back through your blog to get some advice.