Where The Red Fern Grows…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Headed down the road at dinner time just as it was getting dark. A huge storm settled in dumping rain and making visibility really difficult. Setting up the trailer wasn’t much fun either, but when we were finally finished we holed up inside where it was warm and cozy. We enjoyed a glass of wine, a good movie and went to sleep early looking forward to a hike in the sunshine on Saturday.
We slept in until 8:30 Saturday morning…something we never do at home. We enjoyed coffee and a good breakfast and set out around lunch to further explore the park.
We enjoyed a pretty hike (about 8 miles round trip) to North Falls. We were only able to hike the rim trail because the heavy rain and snow had brought down many trees over the past weeks and trails had washed out.
We retuned to camp, had lunch, read books, watched a movie and enjoyed each others’ company around the fire. No schedules, no responsibilities, just relaxation! It was wonderful….life is good!
One last note – There is no Verizon cell service in the park. You have to drive almost a half an hour before you find a bar. This has been a problem because I like to check in with the kids during the day. After several trips to the park, pushing quarters in the pay phone we finally realized that the AT&T data plan on our iPad worked great! Now I can really relax, knowing I can be connected whenever I want to be…just one more reason to love this place 🙂