Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the leprechauns of the blog from the Turley Clan. It is a beautiful St. Patty’s Day in McLean, Virginia and I went on a dawn hike on Billy Goat Trail (though the trail was closed due to flooding so I hiked to Olmstead overlook instead). The leprechauns came to bring treats and tricks to the Turley house this morning. Some of the hiking pictures from this morning are below.
The leprehauns left clues for our treasure hunt that led to a horn of plenty of Irish cookies and fresh green donuts. They also left our traditional dollar coins hanging from a tree in green felt pouches for each of the kids in the backyard.
Tonight we will be feasting on corned beef and cabbage and toasting my late Irish father, Jack Turley.
And to everyone . . . Erin go Bragh!!!
It was below freezing at the start at dawn, but the hike was crisp and clear. Here are some pictures from the trail this morning: