Monday, May 7, 2012
IT was an exciting weekend for me, I packed up the DixxeLand Express, the girls jumped in, picked up my best friend and away we went--to the BALL GAME.
Friday night we had dinner in the city and later we went to the game, the Greenville Drive at Flour Field..it was great, unfortunately the Drive lost in the 9th inning, 6 to 5. A fantastic Fireworks display followed the game...
We drove to the Clemson Experimental Forest, a beautiful wilderness area...The DixxeLand Express had to make the stream crossing, we didnt get a shot of US crossing but we got a shot of these people as they crossed...they had a 4 wheel drive we DIDNT but the DixxeLand handled it better than I thought..
Then Saturday we went on a short waterfall hike, to a very small falls on Wild Cat Creek. We had a nice picnic before the hike you can barely see the picnic shelter on the left on this shot...this was taken from the other side of the stream after we had started our hike.
...which took us to this small waterfall/feature its listing in my Waterfall Hikes of Upstate SC guidebook, we had intended to hike to Riley Moore Falls but we NEVER FOUND THAT ONE...duh..so we saved the day by selecting this one that was in the area of where WE were..lol
on Wild Cat Creek. Such a pretty area...we saw several Louisiana Waterthrush some of them newly fledged, it was fun to watch them....
Another highlight of the hike was seeing some really cool forest flora, like this Verigated Milkweed
and this Indian Pink, it has a little vine wrapped around it so it may look like too many leaves...
always good to see one of these around when hiking in the woods!!
Heres a not so good video of the quick moving Louisiana Waterthrush if you wish to view it.. hope your weekend was as rewarding and refreshing as mine was!!