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Bushkill Falls Beautifulness *happy sigh*

20 Oct

Okay, folks. Try not to be too jealous, but this is what Christine and I did all day today…

Yes, I did take that photo myself

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.

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Below: Christine, in the same tree, looking extremely cute and not awkward at all.

So photogenic, this one

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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.

Pennell Falls

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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.

Close call, but a really pretty shot

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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.

SOOOO PRETTY!

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Below: These were the biggest, most thunderous falls in the park, the Lower Gorge Falls. Massive waterfallness. Very pretty.

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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!

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Posted by on October 20, 2007 in Life Happens...

 

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7 responses to “Bushkill Falls Beautifulness *happy sigh*

  1. Christine

    October 20, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    OK, in response to your little rollover comment on that picture of me…

    I’m really not at all photogenic! Believe me. I have hundreds of really horrible pictures of myself to verify that fact.

    What you are witnessing, perhaps, is me in my element. I can’t think of a better gift that your family could have given me than to be out in the stuff God made like that. You just see me at rest… being held by an ever-so-welcoming tree… dancing on the inside and so exceedingly happy (and alive) that it just had to ooze out a little bit in some sort of observable physical manifestation.

    Sigh… what a happy day.

     
  2. Christine

    October 20, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Validate that fact, maybe? I don’t know… my word choice just seems horribly off…

     
  3. Christine

    October 20, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Oops. You’re out of the shower and I’m still awake. Well… I tried.

     
  4. xristosdomini

    October 21, 2007 at 5:08 am

    Lol, you two are taking well to all the vitamin D, aren’t you?

     
  5. retroman

    October 21, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Glad you got to see the Poconos. If you’re up for even more dramatic waterfalls next time you come, go to Ricketts Glen (another hour away). CBB

     
  6. Amanda Beattie

    October 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Retroman:

    I’m sure we’d be game for even bigger falls, but the thought right now of driving far away and hiking all day… oy. 😀 We just got back from walking around NYC and we’re ready to loaf around the house for a while.

     
  7. Christine

    October 22, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    I don’t know. After a day of rest, I think that I am ready to take the woods again. 🙂

     

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