Okay, folks. Try not to be too jealous, but this is what Christine and I did all day today…
Ahhhh. Talk about vacation. I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos with whoever may be interested.
Today we went out to Bushkill Falls, Pennsylvania, about two hours away from my parents’ house. It is GORGEOUS out there. There is nothing quite as therapeutic as getting out in stuff that God created to point us to Himself and His heart and just wander around for awhile.
Below: Pretty early on in our hike, we found this awesome tree that looks like it was begging to be sat in. Somehow actually sitting in it became a bit awkward, but I did it anyway and we took a picture.
Below: Christine, in the same tree, looking extremely cute and not awkward at all.
Below: This is Pennell Falls, the first waterfall we came to on our hiking trail. Because this was the first fall we encountered, we got excited and ended up taking lots of pictures of it. This is the best one, IMHO.
Below: Because this Autumn has been pretty warm, the famous North-Eastern leaves have not turned as much as I would hope. However, on this particular stretch of road, all the trees were in various phenomenal shades of yellow, orange, and red. I had to stop and take a picture. It was a bit of a trick, too — there was a group of hikers coming up behind us, and a couple in front of us — I had to time it so I took it just as the guy in front of us stepped behind a tree.
Below: I think this was probably my favorite fall in the park: Bridal Veil Falls. It was smallish, but super, super pretty. There were signs at the start of this trail, warning us that the trail was for hiking enthusiasts only, because it was long, steep, and the falls didn’t have much water in them during a drought. Fortunately, Christine and I braved the trail (which wasn’t as bad as you would think from the sign), and it was well worth the effort. Lovely.
Below: These were the biggest, most thunderous falls in the park, the Lower Gorge Falls. Massive waterfallness. Very pretty.
If you aren’t sick of my photos yet, you can go see the whole batch on my Flickr page. If you click on each individual photo, you can see the comments telling the story behind where we were, what inspired some of our goofy shots, and what exactly we’re looking at.
To all you KC’ers, I miss you already. But I’m having a wonderful time and getting rested and ready to come back with more energy and a better attitude!