Friday, May 30, 2014

Pleasant Ridge County Park!

A week is such a fast thing! Seems like only a day ago We headed out to sis's house...and  we had a sweet Memorial Day Picnic at the Pleasant Ridge County Park near Travelers Rest SC. There is a camp ground there but it was closed...we had a nice picnic then took a quick hike, my knee is really giving me a fit so strenuous hiking is out for a while...but easy trails call my name, I limp and later bring out the ointment!


Still managed to find a small slide/water fall!


This is a great MT Bike/Hiking loop trail...this park was used mainly by blacks, when segregation was still in force in the South....the past is best left in the past...today all are welcome in ALL parks! TG...but MOST churches continue to be segregated, go figure?

Mom was happy to get some sun and this dragon fly landed on her head...after he checked out the fence....


We read up on it in my sisters Animal Totem Book,,,,it said Dragonfly is telling you to get out in the sun and soak up some Vit D. Mom's been out of the hospital about 3 weeks...so she needs to get some sun!


The Mt. Laurel was in full bloom all through the woods.


we found this old chimney on the hike...


and we found this cool tree that reminds me of another tree I found once...



Fun was had by all who attended, and that's the END 


of the First day of My Summer Vacation!!


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

4 comments:

  1. Your photos are so stunning! That dragonfly posed very nicely and came out so crisp and clear. Your mom looks like she's having a wonderful time.

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  2. Great pictures, love the waterfall and your mom looks good. Yes getting out in the sun is really a good thing until the temps hit the triple digits.
    I also love trees that grow in unusual places.

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  3. The mountain laurel is so sweet -- don't think I've ever seen it. Wow that week did go by too fast. Glad your mom is able to get out there in the sun. And those "easy" trails look beautiful. That's the kind we have to walk now too.

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  4. Interesting history on the park! I never think of parks when I think of segregation. That chimney is awesome!!! My friend and I found one in a clearcut a couple months ago- I bet they had no idea it was there till they started chopping down trees. I'm impressed that they left it in tact though. Haha dragonfly on the head, must be good luck!

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