Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Last glimpses of summer

The weekend before last we went camping for the last time this summer. Our youngest son said that this was the way he really wanted to spend his birthday. Unbeknownst to us, my loving husband secretly rented an RV. Our youngest always wanted to do that, but we always tent camped instead. How fun!We traveled to Turkey Run State Park in central Indiana - one of our favorites. We hiked on Trail #3 (another favorite), a very rugged 2 mile trail.We crossed a suspension bridge over Sugar Creek, then wound along the water's edge. We traveled through the beautiful Bear Hollow.It reminded us of hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah. At the end, you need to climb three ladders to get out of the gorge.After that you climb 144 stairs.I told the boys that I had to get a photo from the top. Actually I needed to catch my breath :)

We also went on a long canoe trip down Sugar Creek. Stopping at beaches along the way.Turkey Run State Park is in Parke County - home of 30 covered bridges.During our canoe trip, we were able to travel under several of them.
It was a wonderful way to spend one last relaxing summer weekend. "Then I will be able to come to you with a happy heart by the will of God, and we can refresh each other. And now may our God, who gives peace, be with you all. Amen." -Romans 15:32-33
Blessings, Patti

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like a fun family adventure.