Saturday, July 7, 2007

My Head is not Frozen but that Pider is.

The weekend before the 4th of July we decided we wanted to get out after church and do something, as it had been a while since we did anything out of doors that didn't require a bunch work and sweat, or thousands of other people around. In so doing, we decided to take a trip to Frozen Head State Park. We happen to love this park and have camped here at least twice. We have also brought the youngins, our daughter Ashby and our dog Clover, up here several times to play and we have hiked a few of the trails. Robin grew up in this park so to speak, considering her cousin was head ranger and her parents were avid outdoors enthusiasts for lack of a better term.

We made the ultimate decision to ask mom and dad if they wanted to accompany us on this journey. They hadn't been to Frozen Head in quite some time and we knew they would enjoy the trip, even if dad was cramped in the back seat of the jeep like a sardine.

We had a pretty good time. Ashby played in the creek, dad gave geological knowledge to us who would listen, and Clover dragged me where I would let her. Mom and dad both ended up swinging a bit, not at the same time though. Robin played around in the creek just a bit, but not much, she was more busy taking photos, conversing, and teaching as well as learning. We really didn't need a towel or anything like that as the creek wasn't much of a creek, thanks to the drought we are experiencing here in East TN.

After our fun in the creek we decided to head to the campground area to climb on the big boulder in front of the bath house. As a child, Robin thought it was the biggest rock she had ever seen and/or climbed. She recalls it was much harder to climb back then. Ashby loves to climb the rock and as picked up well were Robin left off...

Even mom and dad had to climb one of the boulders there in the campground. We will have to wait for PeePaw to send those pictures.

After our fun at the park it was time to make the trek back home, but not before stopping for a spot of dessert from Sonic. Yum...


Up next, Rocks, Gnomes, and Ruby Falls down?