I kept expecting Galadriel to glide out from behind a tree and greet us with green capes and leaf clasps.
So, our backyard is all woods. I mean, we have a normal backyard (tire swing and all) but then there's the woods. You go down a steep incline and find yourself looking at a creek. That's where the middle earth "experience" begins.
Since it was snowy, we all wanted to adventure. We went wayyyyy down further than I had ever been to what is called 'coke ovens'. I had never heard of them...nor did I know if I trekked down further in middle earth would I find them. Coke ovens are bricked caves that were used to heat coal in a controlled setting. The coke ovens we have are up on a hill type...thing and there are about a HUNDRED. It was crazy and magical looking!
The entirety of our trip I was just stunned. Everything was beautiful and peaceful.