The Highlight of the Hike

I spent yesterday morning hiking the trails at Rocky Mount Recreation Center with my daughter (and hiking buddy) Katie.  This is a park near Berry College, where she goes to school.

Although the day got off to a misty start, we had a great time exploring the area; even those areas that perhaps weren’t suppose to be explored!  (Hey, we figured the sign didn’t really apply to us since we’re actually rather private people!)


It was lovely being surrounded by nature…

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…but the highlight of the hike was when we were joined by this beautiful dog, who clearly knew the trails better than we did.


Miss Bianca (no idea why we named her that, but we did) romped and raced and raised a ruckus chasing geese.

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At one point she got stuck in a ditch filled with water.  She kept slipping and falling back in when she tried to climb out, so Katie had to rescue her.  After that, they were best buds.


If this sweet gal didn’t already have a home, I have a feeling she would now be a part of mine.  And speaking of home, let’s just say that she didn’t return to hers in the same pristine condition she started off in!


Life’s more fun with a little mud mixed in, right?  🙂

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to The Highlight of the Hike

  1. Sheila Moss says:

    Ah, cute dog who adopted you for a day. Great pictures, as always.

  2. Sound like a wonderful day with your daughter, nature, and a sweet dog! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    What a fun day, thanks for sharing.

  4. Tiny says:

    What a beautiful dog! Life tends to leave us muddy at times 🙂

  5. Jodi says:

    Oh – so cute! Your daughter and Miss Bianca! Beautiful, happy, joyful day! With a little mud mixed in!

  6. Denis1950 says:

    I love the dog , she certainly stole the day .

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  8. Trail Walker says:

    Nice to be adopted for the day by a sweet dog like that.

  9. Wonderful post, Kathy, a grand time with your daughter, a shaggy friend, and nature. We need a little mud on us from time to time!

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    I always enjoy a hike when an unexpected “furry friend” comes along! Especially a tame one, lol! Love your photos, Kathy! ❤️

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