For the second part of fall break, we headed straight from the dam to Rock Island State Park. We stayed in our camper, and Liz and the kids, Mama Judy, and Jennie stayed in a cabin. We love Rock Island. This was our second time stay there, but the last time ago was before we had kids. It is such an awesome park-there are great hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, and an awesome gorge to play in. It was a good trip, full of bike riding and playing hide-and-seek on the playground, hiking, kayaking, card playing, sitting around fires, and just hanging out. The kids love getting to spend so much time with their cousins!
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Hiking down to the “Blue Hole.” The kids loved this trail the most, because they got to hike through a creek and got their shoes all wet!
I love this family of mine. 🙂
Lots of hanging out time. 🙂
One day we hiked down to the gorge, which was “GORGE-ous!” Ha, ha. Seriously, it was so much fun climbing all over the place and exploring.
Love this guy.
We also saw this snake! Jack spotted it.
Later that afternoon we went to the Twin Falls. It is so beautiful. I could sit there forever, just watching it an listening to the water. The kids had a blast, because there were some white water kayakers practicing, and they were really good!
I may or may not have had a bike wreck one day….
One day we drove over to Burgess Falls State Park to walk the trail there to see the waterfalls-it was beautiful, too. I love all the beautiful sights there are to see in Tennessee!
We were REALLY high up.
One day Jake and I went kayaking. It was so peaceful.
Lots of card playing…
Saturday we took all the kids down to the river and let them kayak. They had a blast!
Talking with Jennie on the trail…
Picnic on our last day….
It was such a good trip, and I am so glad we got to spend so much times as a family, hanging out and getting to enjoy God’s beautiful handiwork.