Falls Ridge Preserve with Sagan, 14 Weeks

October 20, 2011 at 1:00 am 4 comments

This week, Ryan and I had a business meeting in beautiful, gorgeous, splendidly stunning Southwest Virginia. Our boss could not have scheduled a better time! We were visiting right in the midst of the changing autumn leaves.

Blacksburg - Fall Colors in Ellett Valley
The View From Where We Were Staying

Although the primary purpose of the trip was business, we had to sneak in a hike with Sagan as well. One afternoon when Sagan was awake, we drove over to the Nature Conservancy’s Falls Ridge Preserve.

When I lived in Blacksburg, I used to take my friend’s son, Penn, out hiking. Over the years, I managed to get a picture of my young hiking buddy in the same spot at Falls Ridge at two years old, five years old and nine years old.

Falls Ridge: Two Year Old Penn at Falls
Falls Ridge: Five Year Old Penn at Falls
Falls Ridge - Penn at Age 8
Penn at Falls Ridge Through the Years

This week, the tradition started again. Ryan and I got a picture of Sagan at the same spot. He needed a little help posing.

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Sagan Stands on the Falls Ridge Stump 1

Some other shots I’m fond of:

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Sagan and Ryan At Falls 1
Ryan and Sagan at Falls

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Vicky Smiles as Sagan Stands on Stump (Close)
Helping Sagan Pose

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Changing Maple Leaves
Changing Maple Leaves

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Vicky and Sagan on Trail
Sagan and I on the Trail

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Creek
Creek Below the Falls

Sagan was awake for most of our hike which was exciting. Of course in the end, he did what he usually does during outings with the Moby Wrap… he fell asleep. : )

Falls Ridge - October 2011 - Vicky and Sleeping Sagan
Sleeping Sagan

Entry filed under: Falls Ridge, Hiking, Sagan, Uncategorized.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kitty  |  October 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Yay! You guys really rock traditions! I wish I could be better at that… doing the same thing at the same place the same time of day….with any kind of consistency at all! But oh well 🙂 I do remember those napping Moby-wrapped baby hiking days all too well. Any fun scat yet? haha Now our hikes are slower since Maddie wants to walk the whole (most of the) way… and usually there are MANY distractions! Either way, hiking with a babe really brings out the best in the experience, doesn’t it!!? Great pictures! Sagan is adoooorable!

    • 2. tgaw  |  October 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Hahha no scat yet. And actually that day was quite the opposite. We were hoping for a “BM”. 🙂

  • 3. narami  |  October 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    My,my! He is growing up so fast! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 4. Sagan Compare: Falls Ridge Nature Preserve | TGAW  |  May 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

    […] Sagan was 14 weeks old, Ryan and I took him to the Nature Conservancy’s Falls Ridge Nature Preserve. Last week, I was able to take him, now 22-months old, on a return trip. That empowered me to snag […]


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