As promised, I want to share my vacation photos. I realized just now that I have over 300 photos to share, so, I am going to be breaking them up into several posts. Well, and leaving a lot of the photos out. lol
Warning, there are lots of photos in this post!!
DAY ONE: Sunday
We travelled to my parents' river lot, a/k/a "The Jungle." Since it was the weekend, the whole family was there. We had a big picnic and hung around the river lot and did river-things and played games. Everyone went home then and we had the whole place to ourselves.
For whatever reason, I did not take any photos of the river lot, which is a shame because the setup is just lovely. My parents, especially my dad, put a lot of work into it and it is really cool!
DAY TWO: Monday
We travelled to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We found a driving tour and took that. It was 34 miles and took us most of the day! There were all kinds of cautions to watch for logging trucks and to let them get through. That was sort of sad to me, but we only saw one the entire time.
We also packed a lunch and hiked about a mile to picnic with a fantastic view of the Grand Canyon. That's where we will start:
Just a little bit further, this little creek appeared:
Jim walking across the creek on the stepping stones.
Next is the Bradley Wales Road to a picnic and lookout. We stopped to use the very scary restroom....or so I am told, I didn't go in!! But the picnic area was pretty cool, so we took some time to goof around and take some photos!
Trivia about ferns: Next you see ferns take notice that they are by themselves and rarely do other plants grow within them. This is because ferns are poisonous to other plants.
See how low and dry the river is! This was once a logging river.
Here are some shots of a dam.
This was approaching the bridge.
There were logs on top of another bridge.
I know, we have plenty of corn fields in Lancaster, but I still thought the corn looked cool.
See the lamp posts? Every town should have them!
And here is his statue:
Tioga County Courthouse. This is just part of it. The picture of the other part didn't really turn out well because of the sun.
These kids are in a wooden shoe!
The park with all the statues:
Once we returned to the river lot, we had a great campfire and made s'mores before going to bed. We stayed in my brother and sister-in-law's camper because my parents took theirs to take my grandfather to his annual Navy Reunion. So, thanks to Sabrina and Kevin!! It was fun to camp, but I was still very happy to get home.....but more later!