Penn and Vicky’s Bear
The last weekend in September was “Take a Child Outside Week” (and actually, I’m sorry to admit I did not know that week existed until one Ryan Somma alerted me). Of course, I was traveling most of that week, but on the very last day, I took five-year Penn out for a quick hike in celebration. I choose Poverty Creek as our destination and as we drove there, we saw a black bear running along Forest Service Road.
I was, of course, thrilled for Penn. But I was also a little miffed. It was my first LIVE bear that I have seen in the area and I have hiked tons and tons and tons of miles (I saw a dead one once on Potts Mountain). Penn’s done a lot of hiking for his age, but no where near as much as me and he already gets to see a bear?!?! No fair. 🙂
Anyway, now our bear sighting is included in the Roanoke.com’s interactive “Black bears in the Roanoke and New River valleys” map:
We may only be the third most famous hikers in the world… but we’re slowly working on increasing our exposure. 🙂