Sunday, March 8, 2009

On the Road Again


As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, George and I are leaving today for several days in beautiful Arkansas. Monday (9th) is George's birthday ---so if you have a minute, shower him with a Happy Birthday email (adamsge@mac.com).. OR--leave a note on his BLOG if that is easier. I'm sure he'll kill me for asking you to do this--but I also think he'll love it!!!!


We won't have computer access on the mountain, and we won't post blogs while we are gone. BUT--we'll be thinking about ALL of you, and will be back to check on you when we get home on Saturday. I posted six pictures from Mt. Nebo yesterday, so today I'll share six more from that area. Above is a picture of George and me standing at the Mt. Nebo waterfall which incidentally is not far from our little cabin. (Like our hiking sticks? They are wonderful!) There are five more pictures below.









This is the upper part of the Mt. Nebo waterfall. The hike down that steep mountain is neat since we follow the waterfall down the mountain. During dry seasons, this waterfall is DRY. We hope to find it flowing when we get there this week, like it was this time last year when we took the picture.







We not only enjoy 'waterfalling' in Arkansas. We also enjoy hiking. One of our favorite trails is the King's Bluff Loop Trail. We saw two waterfalls along the trail--but what fascinated us was the rocky bluffs. There were all kinds of different rock shapes and lichen on the rocks. SO pretty!







There are three state parks (Mt. Nebo, Petit Jean, and Mt. Magazine) in this area of Arkansas that we enjoy. We enjoy hiking, 'waterfalling' and EATING at Mt. Magazine. There's a gorgeous lodge at Mt. Magazine where we always have lunch while there. The picture above is the view from the lodge. The water below is the Petit Jean River. Click on the picture for an enlargement.







While at Mt. Magazine, we hiked up to Signal Hill--which is the highest point in the state of Arkansas. Note picture above!!!!







There are great hiking trails at Mt. Magazine. This trail (pictured above) led down to the Mt. Magazine Waterfall. The hike down was steep--but was gorgeous --with all of the rock overhangs.Aren't they beautiful? (Click for an enlargement.)


We hope to have LOTS of new pictures to share when we get home. We hope that all of you will have a wonderful week.
Hugs,

47 comments:

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Wishing you a great trip to the park, have fun. Those are great photos of where you are going.

Jayne said...

Have a wonderful time away Betsy. An early Happy Birthday to George!

Mildred said...

Such breath-taking scenery. Wishing you a glorious week of fun! Take care friend.

Jane said...

What beautiful pictures! Have a great time - I am off to wish dear George a happy 21st birthday!

Jane

Tina said...

Betsy,
Do have a great trip..get some good photos and enjoy that cute little cabin!!

Peggy said...

Have a fantastic time!!! Give George a birthday hug from all the blog neighborhood ladies. :) See you when you return (hopefully with lots of photos)

The Incredible Woody said...

Have a wonderful trip! I am looking forward to hearing of your adventures!

Happy Birthday, George!!

MNGarden said...

Prime waterfall area it seems. Have a wonderful trip, Betsy. Best wishes for a wonderful birthday celebration for your sweetie.
Donna

Cedar ... said...

Nice photos,.... that last one shows what looks to be sedimentary rock. I believe that means it was at one time under water! Millions of years ago! I find geology fascinating. p.s.... Happy Birthday to George! and have a GREAT time!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gogreous scenery.Don't get lost and have FUN.
Blessings,Ruth

Rose said...

Betsy, I thought you were already gone, and you may now be. But I sure hope you have a good time...I think I would like that place. It looks very interesting. That waterfall is beautiful...

Smilingsal said...

Have a great time celebrating George's birthday.

karin said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip! Look forward to hearing all about it upon your return!

Hugs,
Karin

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love those pictures. I hope you have wonderful weather and a wonderful time. Happy birthday to THE MAN!!!

Janie said...

Have fun! These photos remind me of the hikes we took in Arkansas years ago. I see that George has many BD good wishes on his blog.

Diane C. said...

Those rocky bluffs really are beautiful. Looks like you and George enjoy using your red hiking sticks. Looking forward to pictures of your trip.

Kallen305 said...

It looks so nice there. Enjoy your vacation and I can't wait to see all of the pics.

Pigeon said...

I hope you have a great trip and I wish George a very happy birthday.

Deborah Godin said...

Happy Hiking to you both, and a Happy B'day to George!!

Daisy said...

Lovely photos, Betsy! Hope you and George have a lovely getaway. :D

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Enjoy yourselves, bring back pictures !!

Natural Moments said...

You guys look cute together. Happy Birthday George. It looks like an awesome place to explore and to take in the world. Happy explorations.

Bird Girl said...

That is just a great picture of you and George with your matching jackets and walking sticks - how sweet! Hope you have a ball on your trip and take lots of pictures for us!
Happy Birthday, George!!!

Mary said...

What a great place! Have a wonderful time and I do like those hiking sticks. I need to get something like that.

Diane said...

Have a great time.

CountryDreaming said...

I especially love the photos of the Mt. Nebo waterfall and the rocks at Mt. Magazine. What gorgeous compositions, and such a wonderful feeling of exploration!

Susie said...

I do hope you guys have a wonderful trip.

Marge said...

I can see why you love it there. Have a great trip!

Shellmo said...

Betsy - I know you and George will have a wonderful trip and fun celebrating his birthday!! Can't wait to see your photos! Be safe!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I wish for you safe travel to and from and a happy time...m.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm amazed by how high up in the mountain the waterfall appears to be. And I can't believe they don't have a fiber optic cable cord up there!!!!

lola said...

Betsy I hope you & George have a fantastic time. Will miss you but will be waiting to see some gorgeous pix.

dot said...

Cute pictures of ya'll! I couldn't believe how much that last picture looks like the Cherokee Rock Village over near Fort Payne. Have fun!!

Beth said...

What a beautiful place, Betsy! I love the interesting rock formations. Have a wonderful and safe journey. Happy Birthday to George!

Judy said...

Hope your trip is wonderful and loved the pictures. You all must be in great shape as much hiking as you do. Happy Birthday to George!

The Whites said...

George and I have the same birthday - today (9th) is my birthday too!

Looks like ya'll are having a blast and the pictures are just beautiful.

Happy Birthday, George!

Blessings,
Mandy

Naturegirl said...

Betsy have a wonderful time on your adventure!! My DH and I went on our first hike last week and invested in the hiking poles...makes a difference!What a
scene at the top! Did you pack your hershey bar for energy!! I sure did!! Happy Trails!
Happiest Birthday to your DH!

The Birdlady said...

I hope you are having a great time.

Jen said...

Safe and Happy Trails to you both!
Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.

Michele said...

Hope you have a nice time... I'll be thinking about you both...

Hugs♥

FIONA said...

Have a great trip. Give George a big hug from me.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well I didn't THINK I'd miss you...but I am...now come on home already...

Rosa said...

Beautiful!! Enjoy your time!!

Lori said...

Your blog and posts always bring a smile to my face. You and George are the epitome of what love should be and this is such a lovely place to visit.

I hope you have/had a WONDERFUL time of sharing and hiking together in Arkansas and that the weather cooperated and was good to you. May you come home refreshed, with a pocketful of memories and a camera filled with photos!

Hugs!

Connie said...

These are nice pictures. Have a great trip.

Leedra said...

I am sure you two are out hiking and having a wonderful time. I miss you!

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HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Looks lovely! There are so many beautiful places in our country, aren't there?