Milk and Cookies at Barney’s Wall

November 18, 2007 at 11:15 pm 6 comments

Today was a day with simple pleasures!  I took five-year old Penn out for a brief hike.  We drove 5.5 miles on the bouncy, muddy VA-714 to get to the Nature Conservancy Trailhead.  From there, we had an easy gradual downhill hike to the Barney’s Wall overlook. 

Penn was quickly enamoured with the view.  “Out of all our adventures, this is the bestest one ever!” he declared.  And so all the surrounding wildlife would know as well, Penn screamed “This is the best one!” to the valley.

Penn at the bestest view

Penn specifically requested to carry the backpack, so *he* packed in 2 plastic cups, a bottle of milk and 12 Double Stuf Oreo cookies.  When we arrived at the view, we sat down on the rocks and enjoyed some milk and cookies.  I poured the milk and as we both grabbed our first cookies, Penn suggested we do a toast.

“Okay,” I said.

Penn held up his cookie, “To our bestest adventure!”

Here here.  We tapped our cookies and the dunking began.

Milk and Cookies at an Overlook

Penn and a Double Stuf Oreo

Wonderful weather.  The great outdoors.  A splendid view.  Milk and cookies.

Life doesn’t get much better.

Entry filed under: Barney's Wall, Hiking, Penn.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  November 18, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    You hike with double-stuf oreo’s? I so want to join you on a hike!

  • 2. Most Famous Hikers in the World « TGAW  |  November 18, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    […] 18, 2007 On our way back to the car after our Barney’s Wall hike, young Penn declared us to be the most famous hikers in the world.  He quickly made a correction […]

  • 3. tgaw  |  November 18, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    @geekhiker- Actually, this was a first for me. Usually, you’ll find stuff like grape tomatoes, baby carrots and tuna fish in my pack. Though, with today’s success, Oreos is going to be very tempting in the future!

  • 4. Aaron  |  November 20, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Milk and cookies on the mountain side? Absolutely brilliant!

  • 5. Off the Beaten Paths: Hikes for T.A.C.O. Week « TGAW  |  September 29, 2008 at 1:21 am

    […] For an added treat, I suggest packing in milk and cookies.  […]

  • 6. Cougar Mountain – Overview « TGAW  |  June 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

    […] in the “De Leo Wall Trail” and knowing how beautiful Southwest Virginia’s Barney’s Wall is, we continued down the Indian Trail and took the De Leo Wall Trail. It did not disappoint and […]


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