Monday, July 28, 2008

Home again...

I got home yesterday evening. I so wanted to stay up in the mountains! It's so peaceful up there, away from everything. I had a great relaxing nine days, but would have gladly stayed at least nine more... : )

I didn't go and do a whole lot, but I did take a lot of pictures. Somewhere between 800 and 1000, according to Dave. I promise I won't post all of them, and I won't put too many in any one post. This one has pictures of a hiking trip that Heather and I took on Thursday last week. It was just a short hike (1/2 mile or so), but there was a great little waterfall at the end of the trail.

This is Heather during the hike, about two-thirds of the way up the trail. She was pretty worn out, but decided to keep going. Good thing, too, because I wasn't going back until I found the waterfall! : )

This is one of the first glimpses of the stream that comes from the waterfall. Heather had said "For all we know, the waterfall might have dried up!" I told her that, no, if the waterfall had dried up, then the stream would have dried up, too. When we saw this stream, I said "See? That proves it's not dried up!" lol

And here's the waterfall! That's the first time I'd ever been up close to a fall. It was so beautiful! The mist from the fall felt really good after the hike. I can't describe adequately how neat I thought it was.

This is Heather pointing out the fall and saying how cool it looked. She was glad we didn't turn around and go back before we made it here. : )

And this is me. I thought Dave would like a picture of me up there, so I let Heather take a few. This was the best one, I thought.

This is a picture I took of the moss and other greenery growing on the rock wall to the left of the waterfall. If you look closely at roughly the center of the picture, you'll see what almost looks like an alien face in the stone. I thought it was really neat!

Anyhow, that's a few of my favorite pictures of that hike. There are quite a few more, but I may share them another time. I'll see what other fun things I can find for my next post. Have a good one, and I'll catch you later!


oppiejoe said...

My what a mighty big knife you have my dear.... ...

*runs screaming*

Janice said...

wish I could hike the only place I hike to is the bathroom. trying to heel up knee so I c an return to work and then have surgery. Looks like a lovely place. I saw the alien before you mentioned it. Weird. Glad you had a great time.

Janice said...

awesome pics and I noticed the alien before you mentioned it. Wish Icould hike. The only place I'm hiking is to the bathroom and back. Trying to get knee better to return to work and then have surgery. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

Nettie said...

Awww, I'm so jealous, it's so pretty there! I love camping too but never get to do it very often at all :(

I'm so glad you had a great time sweetie and I look forward to more photos!

Acci said...

So, did you check behind the waterfall for a hidden cave full of treasure?

Shawna said...

*sigh* No, I didn't. I didn't particularly want to get all wet. That would've been cool, though! :)

Shawna said...

Okay, I'm commenting on this one myself, because it's actually a word..."maker"--interesting, no?