Saturday, May 19, 2012

Virginia Hiking Trip Day 8

Rain outside our screened porch.
Rain in Fairy Stone Lake.
Reading and Raining
WHA?!?! Rain stopped?  We is leaving?  We is going huntin'?
Pawsome - just a short drive in the hikemobile to a different part of the park and we is going huntin'.
What is a Fairy Stone?  This be the Legend of the Fairy Stone from Virginia State Parks:
The Legend of the Fairy Stone: Many hundreds of years before Chief Powhatan’s reign, fairies were dancing around a spring of water, playing with naiads and wood nymphs, when an elfin messenger arrived from a city far away. He brought news of the death of Christ. When these creatures of the forest heard the story of the crucifixion, they wept. As their tears fell upon the earth, they crystallized to form beautiful crosses.For many years people held these little crosses in superstitious awe, firm in the belief that they protected the wearer against witchcraft, sickness, accidents and disaster. 
And this be where we find the Fairy Stones.  Let's go huntin'!
Snootering fur Fairy Stones.
Mom, stop taking pictures of mountain laurel and help me snooter fur Fairy Stones.
Through rain and fog and flooded trail, the hunt fur Fairy Stones shall prevail.
No mom, that do not be a Fairy Stone.  Keep snootering.
No mom those is not Fairy Stones.
OMD, I think we has something here...
OMD, quick, run back to the car.  Raindrops be falling on my furs. ACK!
Raindrops on my snooter, UGH.
A furry unhappy, wet, Fairy Stone huntress.
Driving back to our cabin in the raindrops.
Waiting patiently while mom runs into the park office/gift shop to buy some Fairy Stones to give as gifties back home.
Here be the finally tally of our hunting/shopping expedition.  The nice park peeples in the office did confirm we bagged a real Fairy Stone!
Big thunder boomers the rest of the day.  Boo.
 Will it rain on Day 9?  Stay tuned to find out...


  1. I'm working backwards in your travels, Shawnee, but that's about my speed sometimes. I wish you could have found some of those fairy stones...maybe I'll look for some when I go to the beach next week. Do you think they got all the way out West?

  2. I'm glad you found a fairy stone before you got rained on. Do you blame your mom when it rains on your hikes?

  3. Too bad there had to be so much rain. It would have been lots more fun looking for those fairy stones on a sunny day. Great hike. We have been reading all your posts but haven't left a comment on all of them. You and Mom must have had a wonderful time.

    Mom also gets great pics.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. Send that rain to my Hill... the garden really needs it.

  5. Oh, not rain!

    But fairy stone hunting?! Oh, that sounds like something I would dearly love! I am so jealous! I wish we had a place here to hunt for fairy stones.


  6. I love those fairy stones. It was good of you risking getting wet to show them to us. Sometimes on vacation it's nice to have a rainy day to laze around. Thanks for showing us part of your wet day.

    pawhugs, Max

  7. That would be fun to look for. Sorry you got wet...


  8. Oww Shawnee I hate those nasty rain droplets too! I'm really glad there was a break in the rain so that you could go fairy stone hunting! I can't believe that you found one! Good job girl that's one good snooter you got there sniffing one out like that! I love the photo of you all wrapped up in the blue towel, Awww soooo cute! A wonderful and magic adventure you had for sure! Love, Licks and Tummy Rubs from your friend Frank x x x x x

  9. Phew, a rest day. *naps wiv Shawnee by the fire*

  10. The very unhappy, wet, Fairy Stone huntress picture looks a little like me after a bath. *snickers*

  11. Ha! Shawnee you looked both very cute and very forlorn with your head wrapped in a blankie :) What a fun adventure! And you found a real Fairy Stone! Congrats! :D

    Waggin at ya,