Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Day in the Woods...........

This is some of our group at the top of the falls.

This is me as we took off for our 2 mile hike through the forest and up and alongside the river back to the camp where we were to have our lunch.







This is the bottom of Watson Falls. This was also the beginning of our hike. We continued on to the top where the Falls comes over the mountains. These pictures came out in reverse order. We had a great time. I got a great workout. The first hike was very invigorating on a trail that was steep in places and climbed to the top and then down again. The brochure said it was .4 miles but we all agreed we hiked much further than that. Our second hike was 2 miles and started out on flat land so it was a relief after hiking uphill for the first to the waterfalls. But after a while we were climbing again. It took a little less than an hour and when we got back to the camp one of the couples had brought a barbecue grill and we had grilled hamburgers and everyone brought salads to go with them. We had Tabbouleh, spinach strawberry salad, carrot raisin salad, potato salad, green salad, 2 fruit salads. It was very refreshing. What a fun day. The ride home was much quieter than the ride there as we were all pretty tired from our hiking. I felt like I got a pretty good workout so I didn't feel like I needed to go to the gym. This morning I feel great and I am ready to head out to the gym and then get some planting done out front.

9 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

Oh - I would love to be able to go hiking to a beautiful place like this. With my bum leg and fat thighs, I'd just be able to limp and I'd probably set my pants on fire from the friction of my legs rubbing together!

Jeannette said...

What great photos and what a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing. I am posting again now, if you would care to see.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The pictures are just breathtakenly beautiful. What a lovely day you had for your hike.

Dutch said...

I love how you did your blog.
I also love the pictures that you took while hiking. It sounds like you had a great time.

Susan said...

I am glad you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing your beautiful state. I would have loved to take that hike with you!!

Pam said...

Sounds like a great day!

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

Beautiful pictures. What a nice place to relax and picnic. I love going to water falls, it is just something relaxing about the water and being next to nature.
Girl you look good!!! Congrats on your weight loss.

Jody V said...

What beautiful pictures Kathy!! It looks amazing. Lunch sounded really good too. Wish I could have been there! Thanks for all the support!

Jody

Judi said...

Great pix! Beautiful scenery! You look wonderful! Hiking agrees with you.....8-)

Also...your blog looks so adorable and sweet---just like you!
Thanks for sharing!
Judi