Turning 33…

I turned 33 on Saturday. It’s been years since I’ve gone all out with a party at a bar, drinking myself silly until all hours of the evening… or morning. This year I decided to have a relaxing weekend visiting my sister-in-law and family in Pennsylvania. We had grand plans for tubing down the Delaware but the weekend wasn’t warm enough for it. Boo. Next time! Instead we rode quads all around their property (which Sadie LOVES) and then we took an awesome hike up the Bouchoux Trail to Jensen’s Ledges.

The trail is long and slow sloping but it is VERY rocky. And I mean loose rocks, most of the way up. Oh and the trail is pretty but has a steep ledge on one side. Woo hoo!

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Nice family photo right? Dave wanted to get a picture of us showing the ledge and how high we were… I just wanted to concentrate on not having a panic attack. (VOMIT.)

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

This one part of the trail/ledges is covered entirely in rock fragments. How did they get there? And who makes these crazy sculptures? (Well, we made one before we left so clearly just the random people heading up here, but some are pretty impressive!)

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

My family enjoying the view. My mother-in-law and I are in the back… safely in the back. #nothankyouheights

Bouchoux Trail - Jensen's Ledges | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Oh and we randomly found a Geocache! We had found one with my nephew the day before and while we were trying to find one nearby with very little phone service (and also not wanting to pay to upgrade to the full Geocache site) my same nephew goes, “Umm… I see a box here that says Geocache on it!” He was just walking around and BOOM – there it was!

Jensens Ledges Geocache | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Unfortunately no one had anything to leave in the box but we did sign the log book.

All in all it was a nice, low key birthday. Seems I want that more and more as I get older. Who knows – maybe I’ll celebrate 34 with a BANG. For now, I’ll take a laid back weekend, family and cake.

Comments

  1. Happy belated birthday! Celebrating via a low-key weekend that includes a hike sounds like a great way to celebrate (plus it would be easier to parent the next day without a dreadful hangover)! πŸ™‚
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  2. Happy birthday! That hike looks fun. So random to find a geocache out of the blue!

    • Thanks! It was incredibly random! My nephew was so proud of himself considering it took us FOREVER to find (a much smaller one) the day before.

  3. Happy birthday! Sounds like the perfect weekend to me πŸ™‚

  4. Happy birthday! πŸ™‚

  5. Happy belated! Sounds like a nice way to ring in a new year. <3

  6. 1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    2. GORGEOUS photos, oh my goodness, the east is so green and pretty!

    3. Those cairns!? Love. Love, love, love.

    4. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AGAIN!

    xox

    • 1. Thank you!
      2. It is, isn’t it? Yet I crave mountains ALL THE TIME. (I LOVE Colorado!)
      3. OK I’m ashamed but I had to google “cairns” hahaha.
      4. THANK YOU AGAIN!

      <3

  7. What a fabulous way to celebrate, happy your birthday!

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