Ok I really tried to cut down on the pictures I wanted to share of our trip we took last week , but had a hard time narrowing it down so I will share some today and some next time I post :)
We were heading to my family's side family reunion on the weekend so we decided to take a couple extra days before hand and check out a State park in Southern Indiana that also had an Inn also.
As soon as we checked in we decided to go straight to some trails, well we decided to go on the toughest one first and I would have known that if I read the little pamplet that gave us.
Here are a couple pictures of the stairs, it felt never ending both ways, by the time I made it back to the top the arthritis in my knees was letting me know it wasn't happy with all of that climbing. I can't show you what the cave looked like because once we got down to the bottom it was a bit more than I wanted to tackle and I knew I still had to get back up all those stairs.
This whole park is very thick in the woods, it was so funny when we left the park we thought how wide open everything looked, after two days being in such thick woods.
The sun was so pretty coming through the opening in the trees.
They have a Pioneer village in the park and during the day they have volunteers who are inside the buildings telling you about the families that lived and worked there.
This first house a lady worked on a loom, she said that the lady who owned this home raised 12 kids in it, can you imagine!
Here is the Mill, they still use it to make corn meal.
There was a beautiful stream that went through the village!!
I sat down by this stream to wait for my hubby to take his pictures and I saw this little squirrel digging in the grass, I grabbed my camera and went to take a picture and as soon as he saw me he went running.
They only run the sall mill on the weekends and since we were there in the middle of the week we didn't get to see this in action, one of the ladies said it was very impressive.
Isn't they stone garden gates cool, love the design. I will show a few pics of flowers I took inside next time.
I really thought this planter was neat, my hubby said it looked like a coffin.
This tree was really neat to me too, such cool texture it had.
I really enjoy walking through these villages, and so much easier on the knees than all those stairs.
I am still working on catching up on everyone's blogs while I was away. It has been so hot here, in the 90's with heat index close to 100, so taking my walks very early in the morning, looking forward to next week when it should be back in the 80's.
Hope you are enjoying your week so far, thanks so much for stopping by today,