Just Jeepin’

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This past weekend here in Kentucky was absolutely beautiful. With as much rain and cold weather that we have been having I was thrilled to see the forecast say sunny and 80 degrees. My family, my boyfriend, and I decided this would be a perfect time to take a road trip. We packed up the jeeps with food, drinks, and pups and headed off to Shepard’s Trail. If you live in KY or anywhere close, I highly recommend taking a drive on this trail. It’s full of twists and turns and it takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery. It also takes you through a state park, if you go a certain way!

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We rolled the windows down, turned up the music and had a blast. It was much needed after everything that has been going on in the world lately. I was so happy being surrounded by those I love and getting to take in some fresh air.

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While this trail was absolutely beautiful to drive through, it also had places where you can camp, picnic, or just stop to take in the scenery. About half way through the trail, we parked and walked to an overlook spot. The view was stunning. We drove the rest of the trail, and even took the long way home just to enjoy the drive even more. It was so much fun and I encourage you to find new places to road trip to during this time. It allows you the chance to destress, be with loved ones, and leave your worries behind.

This year, my jeep will be 5 years old and I am always looking for new spots to take her on adventures. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments!

I know this was a shorter post, but I hope you still enjoyed and check out Shepard’s Trail if you get the chance! Thank you so much for reading about our little weekend adventure. I pray everyone is staying safe and healthy!

-Taylor

Adventures in Snowshoe

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This past weekend my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to Snowshoe, West Virginia. We were both craving a little adventure, so we headed 5 hours to the snowy mountains and had the best time. If you are looking for a great place to go skiing/snowboarding or just a quiet place to get away I would definitely recommend going. I want to share with you some of our favorite places and things to do while we were there!

The first evening we were there, we headed up to Snowshoe Village to hang out and find a place for dinner. Not only was the village itself beautiful, but the walk to the village was absolutely stunning. We had to park a little ways away since we weren’t staying at any of the resorts, but the walk through the snowy paths and forests looked like something straight out of a movie. The village definitely had me feeling like I was part of a Hallmark movie. Our first stop was Starbucks to get some hot tea, because we were both freezing. After looking through the dinner options we chose a place called “Old Spruce Cafe & Tavern“. 10/10 recommend checking this place out! The food, drinks, and staff were wonderful!

 

The next day we went snowboarding. Let me tell ya, if you’ve never been, I would highly recommend lessons before!  We decided to teach ourselves and let’s just say we wound up a little more bruised and sore then we probably would’ve been had we had lessons! We also decided to snowboard at Silver Creek, which is a part of snowshoe, but had wider slopes and is less crowded since it was our first time. Despite the minor injuries we still had a blast. After a long day on the slopes we ate at “The Pizza Slice” and it definitely hit the spot. It was our favorite food place!

As far as places to stay, we chose to stay in an Airbnb, because it was cheaper than staying at the resort. However, the village had many beautiful places to stay and we definitely plan on checking them out next time we are there! If you do chose Airbnb when you go, I recommend staying at Overlook Village. The little cabins were beautiful and so clean! The host was also extremely nice and helpful. Our place was only a couple minutes drive up to Snowshoe. You can book online or on the Airbnb app.

 

Overall, we had the absolute best time and would recommend it to anyone. These were just a couple of our favorite spots! We had no cell service the whole time we were there, so it was really nice to be able to just focus on each other and disconnect from everything else. I am so thankful for my sweet boyfriend, who is always down for an adventure. This was our first one of 2020 and I can’t wait for many more to come!

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-Taylor J