Staying at a lodge in one of our state parks is quiet and serene. We don't have to drive around a lot. We thoroughly enjoy going on hikes and taking in all nature has to offer. Our only damper this year was my husband's relentless cold. We didn't do as many trails as we had hoped or see as many sites. However, that is not the point for us. The point is to rest and just be together.
One of the other aspects I love about state parks are the photo opportunities. The parks are a perfect spot for my amateur photography. Here is a sampling from our trip.
Pioneer Village with tents from the encampments in the background
|Beautiful waterfall on the lake|
I was so happy to be able to catch the sun ray coming through the trees
Again, a beautiful morning hike around the lake
As we took the morning hike around the lake we saw lots of turtles resting on logs
We hope to visit more state parks close to us this summer so that we can take our daughter along. She would have loved seeing all that this past weekend had to offer. My husband and I are already thinking about where our next weekend alone will be.