I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Even though I am a Christian, I don’t currently attend a church. So, Graham and I took Hermione on a nine mile hike through the Great Dismal Swamp. The drive wasn’t bad; it was only about an hour away in Suffolk. We took the Washington Ditch path, which was a 4 & 1/4 mile straight shot to Lake Drummond. The path was newly green and absolutely beautiful.
One side of the path switched from dry to marshy, and the other side looked like this the entire route:
The end of the trail ended at Lake Drummond, which is one of only two natural lakes in Virginia. It was honestly kind of a disappointment. There was an overlook, and that was it, which meant no place for Hermione to swim =( It was pretty, though.
We spent a whopping 10 minutes at the overlook before turning around and heading back. The only bad part of the walk? This.
There was a portion of the walk that was nothing but mud & muck. My shoes were filthy, my socks went in the garbage, and I had mud splatters all over my legs. So gross. By the time we got back to the car we had completed nine miles (over half of it with wet socks) and I was beyond happy to see the parking lot.
Once we got home, I got to work on our Easter dinner. Everything we had was absolutely delicious! We had ham, sautéed asparagus, roasted thyme carrots, dill potato salad, deviled eggs & pesto crescent rolls.
And for dessert we had strawberry shortcake made with orange bundt cake (recipe coming this week =)), strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful Sunday!