Friday, October 3, 2008

I love Fall

Fall is one of my favorite seasons (along with the other 3 ;-) ). One of the best things is to get away on a weekend retreat with the family. We love the mountain/wood area of Saluda , NC. There is a neat campground called Orchard Lake Campground that has tiny A-frames , camping, and lots of things to do for family. We have gone here for about 19 years as a family! We spent last weekend there. The only problem this year is the gas shortage caused by the hurricane in the gulf. We searched for 30 minutes and managed to find one open gas station that still had gas---all the others were out!

I love hiking in the woods and this was just a wonderful little place with water, rocks, and green!

This was my grandson's first mountain experience. My daughter was making sure he was warm ;-).

There is something so special about the lush green colors of fall after a rain storm, the feeling that stone bridges, and running water gives to me!!! I feel like I am in a story book or a new world .

The smells, the sounds, the colors, the life, the richness feeds my being!

One happy person!
Our Grand daughter enjoyed sliding on the rock.

And catching the drops dripping off this leaf laden ledge!

My hubby found a great comfortable pair of hiking shoes at a local shop----guess what I want for Christmas???

This trail had so many neat little areas.

Back at the campground we enjoyed the lakes, the boats, the ducks, the outdoors!!

I love the colors of fall and all of the growing things!

And of course a campfire with somores!!

And a touch of soccer!!
All in all a refreshing weekend.


  1. An old fashion family vacation. Wonderful, looks like everyone has a great time. Pictures are beautiful. Yummy, sumores Love and Prayers,

  2. I love fall too. And creeks. Woods! I love woods. Stone bridges. You've given me a little gift in pictures.

    (And thanks for stopping by Seedlings to mention you're reading. I hope you find blessing in its pages.)

  3. What a wonderful weekend that must of bean. I love to hike also, I just don't make the time anymore.
    Thank-you so much for sharing your weekend with us.

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous place! It made me feel refreshed just looking at all that splendor!

  5. Looks like an absolute perfect day.. the grands are so sweet!!
    the woods and cabin look so storybook!!
    smiles to you Deena

    Thanks for sharing..

  6. It looks like a wonderful time! What a gorgeous place!

    :0) Sharon

  7. Kim, Thank you for the visit and the encouragement. My feathers got ruffled and I have not been unable to continue ever since. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

  8. Looks like a blast. I wish I'd been there.

  9. WOW! What a beautiful piece of country! How great you could enjoy it with your family.

  10. What a wonderful getaway in a beautiful spot. We're coming to NC next week - my niece and family run camps out of Bostick. I'll get to meet Nancy of Daily Blessings. Can't Wait!

    I love fall - more than all other 3. It is so great here in Colorado and lasts longer than spring.

  11. What a lovely time together. Your trail is gorgeous along with the lake. Grandkids are adorable! Kathi