Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday's Stroll

I decided I wanted to go for a hike, in Arcadia park area.
The park used to have a picnic area near the falls, that my family would go to when we were young, so it is a special place, full of memories for me. But, I wanted to do a little hike too, so we parked at the other end, so we could walk along the trails to the falls. Of course I didn't realized the distances on my little map, lol. The walk turned into a 7 mile hike down old dirt roads, rocky trails and wooded hills. All this on my broken toe and did I mention, I dropped a cutting board on the same foot, lol.

But, it was worth the sweat and a bit of pain. I got a good workout today and with rain coming this week, I can rest and sit on my butt for a few days;)

The sad thing is, the falls are down in the fall. We should have gone after the floods, I am sure it was cascading over the rocks in full force, then. It was still nice though and a great place to rest after the trek through the woods.

This is looking up at the main falls, I wonder where the fairies are hiding?

Bill wanted to get back on the main trail to head back, but I made him walk along the falls till I found the bridge. We have photos of my sisters and I at this bridge, so just had to get a picture of me on it. I may be walking funny and stiff as a board, but it was so worth it:)


Jacque. said...

Hey Debbie...looks like you had a great hike and day! The photos are gorgeous. Hope your foot feels better...good thing you are going to rest and relax for a few days.

Kathie said...

sometimes we just need to do things like that push our limits!
good for you isn't it great to be outdoors

moosecraft said...

Wow! What a great place to hike! If that was near me, I just might get more exercise! LOL! Great picture of you! I really hope that toe heals up for you... it's been quite a while already...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Looks like a beautiful hike. Thanks for sharing the pic of you on the bridge :)
I hope your toe feels okay today.

Quilt Hollow said...

That is a wonderful hiking place! I bet it also feels great to just get out and enjoy before the really cold stuff hits again.

primitivebettys said...

You look like a teenager! :) Glad you enjoyed your walk, but sorry you had to suffer the pain of your foot. Get some rest & heal up!

appleberrycottage said...

Pretty photos! I love seeing other parts of the country.