Julie & Benjamin, Spring in PA

Benjamin (My brother-in-law) and his girlfriend Julie were visiting the east coast for Benjamins Dad's birthday. After the family gathering I took the two of them outside for a quick couples session. They did super well considering there was other family members milling around and looking at us like we were a bit crazy.

Anniversary Trip - Hiking the Delaware Water Gap

If you read my honeymoon blog, you'll know Melissa and I aren't the resort type. Neither of us are good at doing nothing and we both like to explore. So on our anniversary, we took a couple days and drove north from Philly to explore a couple trails around the Delaware Water Gap. Melissa kicked the day off by making homemade bagels, so that was pretty freaking great!

We headed north and stopped at Cafe Duet in Stroudsburg PA, then made our way up through the park to explore Raymondskill Falls. The falls were nice but the trail was relatively short so there was quite a few people hanging around too. We followed another trail that went down stream a little and we hung out there where there were less people.

The air bn'b we stayed in a little past Milford, PA had a little fire pit so we bought supplies to make s'mores and built a tiny fire to roast the marshmallows.

The next day, the hike we planned for was closed so we drove further south to find something else. Our conversation was that we should start off easy as we hadn't hiked for a few months. The trail we ended up taking was marked as one of the most challenging in the park. So that was a complete flip, but the trail was very nice and there was a couple of nice viewpoints along the way. I'm glad we just went for it.

As much as I love Philly, I'm originally from a town of 40,000 people in Scotland so its nice to get a break from the chaos of city life and just hang out with my wife. I can't think of a better way to have spent our first anniversary.