The Getaway Part III

After a great first day and an evening of playing games and star-gazing, we woke up to a beautiful Fall morning. Our plan, after coffee and doughnuts, was to go hike up to Anna Ruby Falls nearby.

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It was an absolutely gorgeous day.

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Wow! Caught a smile on Guy’s face!!

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Harris – always eager for a photo opp! Humm, I wonder if he’ll become like Guy when he’s a teenager and scowl at the camera. And yes, as a matter of fact, he is wearing the same clothes he had on yesterday. He packed light. *motherly sigh*

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The water was so clear and refreshing.

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One of my favorites! And Guy is smiling again! I bribed him with candy. (kidding)

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The sun was bright – we were concentrating on keeping our eyes open!

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JJ just tries to humors me… and my photography obsession.

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But Guy is thoroughly sick of  this camera (and it’s operator)! Tee-Hee…

Guystop! Look this way! Oh no… not that way… go back to where you were. Perfect! Okay. Cock your head just a little to the right… yea… a little more… oh, noooo too far. Oh yea, yea. Right there. Now bring your chin down… Yea… okay now… smile. SMILE. SMILE! That’s your best smile? Okay… forget it.” 


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 Fun, fun, fun!

He’s fine. Nothing turning 14 can’t cure! (13 was bad for me too.)

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It was a pleasant hike and nice to be in so much of God’s creation like that.

On the way back into town we stopped at the lake that these falls go into. The boys didn’t want to get out of the car, so Dave and I walked down a little path to see this:

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 Those boys missed a great photo opp!  😉

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 It was a beautiful day in my life. Time with my family away from all the “stuff” that home provides. Some of it is highly overrated – I must say. Being out in nature just does something good for the soul. And I want – desire it more often. Take my T.V. – give me a river.













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One response to “The Getaway Part III

  1. OH. WOW. You really got some stunning photographs. What a perfect setting for a family ‘photo session.’

    I never know which son is going to show up when I start snapping pictures… the brooding boy or the ham. Always an adventure.

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