Saturday, August 23, 2008

caledonia

Our family went on it's yearly outing to Caledonia State Park. We all meet at the park and spend the day along the mountain creek picnicing. The park has absolutely everything you need for a picnic. The State Park is full of picnic areas, playgrounds, ball fields and trails that surround the mountain stream that winds it way through the park. The AppalachianTrail runs through the park and they have miles of hiking areas with all levels of difficulty.
The stream was quiet today but we have seen it at times really rolling. There is a waterfall upstream and downstream there are some areas deep enough to swim in.
We have been having these outings since I was a little girl. My mother's family escaped to the Pennsylvania mountains in the summer and discovered the park.
We only took the granddog today. Left the two big boys at home. But Bailey really loved the water and seemed to enjoy the company.
There is a huge pool if you're interested, but I prefer the stream.


It was the best kind of day--beautiful weather, plenty of food, and good friends and family. Can't wait until next year!

5 comments:

Jen said...

This looks and sounds like a lot of fun. You have a lot of family traditions...I am jealous.

BTW- my foot bone is connected to my hand bone. HA! I have tried that standing up, sitting down and laying down with all the same results.

Ben said...

Looks like a great setting for kicking back and just enjoying.
I've gotta look up where that place is located in case we're ever nearby.

Jessica said...

Lucky you and your family. What a beautiful place. I would love to spend the day there.

Margaret said...

Why haven't I heard of this place, except from you? It's nearby, isn't
it? Maybe it's closer to you than me.

It looks very relaxing. Hope you had a good time.

Elise said...

Sounds wonderful. I wish I had been been there too!