Well, I had 3 lovely days of peace and quiet....doing just what I wanted to do! The weather was glorious and the surroundings were pretty and natural. I spent lots of time outside enjoying the park. There were wooded trails to walk, a lake to sit beside, and animals to befriend!
I stayed in a nice little locally owned hotel called The Hide-Away. The room was nice and comfortable with all the amenities......well, all I needed anyway!
This greeted me every time I entered or left my room. When I first arrived, there were butterflies on each bloom.
This was the view across the lake from where I sat to read the first day.
Some ducks swam by so quietly that I almost missed them. I just happen to look up from my book as they were going by.
This gentleman serenaded me with his playing for about an hour. The music was beautiful as it floated through the quietness.
The water coming over the dam...so pretty.
And another from the other side....
Notice the still blue water and the swirling white water....nice contrast!
Water as it hits the bottom.
I couldn't get the complete sign so you could read it, but notice the last two lines (click on the picture to make it bigger)... "those who need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life"...that was ME!
Interesting tree in the picnic area.......not sure what happened to it, but it is "hanging in there".....literally!
It is a little early for most of our fall color, but you can see there was some.
The one disappointing thing about this park is that they took the best campsites...the ones next to the lake and constructed "yurts". Ever heard of those? Well, here they are.... from the front.......
from the side.......
and through the window on the door.(I put my camera on the glass and and took a picture. I was shocked that it took such a good picture!) There is a bunk on top and the sofa makes a bed. There is a ceiling fan and wooden floors.
You have to cook outside and use the bath house, but if you don't want to invest in a camper and you don't want to sleep on the ground in a tent, it is a nice alternative. Just wish they hadn't put them on the prime sites.
At the end of the second day, I was standing on the dock, when this guy comes paddling by on his surf board... with his long white hair and china man hat. He was quite a sight! :-)
These geese were having a quiet snack at sunset, but the young lady in white was not happy that I was so close. She was honking up a storm. It made me wonder if there was a nest close by, but I think it is the wrong time of year for that. Maybe I was just disturbing her "peace and quiet"! ha! ha!
The water continues to flow over the rocks for a long way. This is the view from the road that crosses it The trails I walked were on either side.
I did some shopping on the way home which was fun. My jeans were too big (happy news!), so I bought some that fit. Amazing how much better they look and how much better it makes me feel when I look in the mirror. So, it was a sweet three days. I do feel refreshed and motivated to get busy on some things around the house. Tomorrow is a holiday, so I plan to get started early and make the most of the day. Thanks for visiting High Falls with me and have a blessed week.
Oh, and by the way, I went to see the movie "Secretariat" this afternoon.....great movie, sweet story and not a single word of profanity....amazing!! Wonderful way to end a special weekend.:-)
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