weekend update: #adventureSaturday at Montgomery Bell State Park

Tuesday, January 28

Last time I did one of these, I was wearing new Christmas pajamas.

One of my goals for the year (not previously mentioned) is to explore within the state of TN. Though I've been here for 4+ years now, I've mostly been in Nashville and a few other cities. TN has beautiful (and widespread) state parks, as well as many charming small towns. It's my plan to visit as many as I can this year!

This past weekend Hunter and I had our first #adventureSaturday at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN.
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The high was 43 for the day but it was very, very cold when we were actually hiking.
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Best part? Frozen Lake Woodhaven (above) and Creech Hollow (below).
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We also found a frozen pond that we (Hunter) "skated" around on. 
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I know what you're thinking, I've seen this end badly in too many movies.
But, we did our homework and first threw rocks as hard as we could at the ice. As you can see, it didn't shatter. This is the first plus of the polar vortex, as far as I'm concerned.
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Feels like I've been living inside for a few months now, so it was super nice to get out and explore.
Even if we were a bit chilly. 

Hunter planned this #adventureSaturday himself, so it's my turn next!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the week and staying cozy. Thanks for reading.

*photos edited with VSCOCam 

5 comments :

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

Ooh adventure Saturday sounds so much fun! I'm so glad you threw rocks at the ice before you got on it. We have this pond at the back of our neighborhood, and saw a family walking on it when the sun was clearly out and the weather was in the fifties. We for sure scared that they would like fall in or something. I'm glad you incorporated safety first!

p.s. love your adventure outfit! thumbs up!

Jessica S said...

Woo hoo for exploration! Although I am having second hand anxiety for you standing on that ice!
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Lauren ONeill said...

Oh my you are brave! I'm not sure I would have walked on that ice but good thing you guys were smart about it and tested it with rocks first! Looks like a lot of fun!

Priya said...

Thanks, Akshara! I think I made myself sound waaaay more daring here than I actually was! I cautiously walked around the frozen pond (because it was small and clearly frozen through) but not so much the lake, because I am a wuss. And never if the weather was that warm!