Friday, October 17, 2008

Vacation - Morning Hike!

We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning on Monday. We drove around for a little bit while trying to decide what to do for the day. We came across this pretty pond and pulled over to take some pictures.
We both decided that today would be a perfect day for a hike. We headed to the Peninsula Nature Trails. We had hiked there before and really enjoyed it.

This is where the trail begins.

The first trail we hiked was the lake shore trail. It is only 0.8 miles, but the views of Lake Placid are amazing.

We stopped (after some picture taking) for a picnic lunch and enjoyed the quiet view for a while.

Here we are waiting for the timer to go off.

Laurie saw these mushrooms on one of the trees. They were the same kind that her Dad used to draw on. Click HERE if you missed that post. When she held the camera up to take the pictures, the sun poked through the tree tops and made the rainbow in the picture. She said "Dad's here".

As we started to hike again after lunch, we heard a loud creaking sound followed by the sound of tree branches breaking. We were both looking for an animal running at us. No animals, just this huge pine tree. It wasn't windy or anything, but it just fell over about 50 yards behind us.

Luckily, it fell in the other direction because we didn't realize what happened until the ground shook. Both of our hearts were racing at this point. We took the 1.3 mile ridge trail back out and tried to relax a little.

More vacation posts to follow.


Lallee said...

I enjoyed catching up on your blog and all the beautiful pictures you post. Glad you had such a nice vacation. I'm a wee bit jealous ;-) I really loved the morning glories on the arbor post. That was so pretty.

Me said...

What a lovely walk and I like how you shared it with us in both photos and text. I am glad Laurie's Dad was with you perhaps stopping to take the mushroom shot provided a certain timing necessary for your 'escape.'

2sweetnsaxy said...

That looks like a fun walk and one that I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing these!

Susie said...

What a beautiful place to walk :)
I've often had the feeling that my Mom was with me as I do things she enjoyed. I'm sure your Dad is watching over you.