Friendcation OBX 2015

Lacey and I spent last week at the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some great friends. We had an excellent time playing in the waves, chilling on the beaches, reading, exploring local historical spots, eating good food, playing ridiculous games, and laughing hard.

Hiking Ramsey Cascades Trail

Today, Lacey and I hiked the Ramsey Cascades Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a good 8 mile out-and-back trip (plus we figure another .5 mile or so in the ‘parking lot’). At the end of the trail is a pretty big waterfall, so that was a nice place to have our lunch. 2,200 feet of elevation gain wore us out pretty well by the end of our trip. We could not have asked for better weather for our hike!

Nerd note: I took all of these photos with my (new to me) 5th-generation iPod touch.