What a fun day yesterday was!
I am still in Pa, Sunny of Changing Lanes recently moved back to Pa. We wanted to get together. She only lives around 34 miles from where my Mom lives. So she made the trek over to visit! Yay! She also brought her cute little Izzy along. Wow, what an angel Izzy is! My dogs would not have been nearly as well behaved as Izzy is. Sunny even put half of a fish sandwich in the back of her car...now, had I done that with ANY of mine, it would have been stolen. No question about that! But not the case with Izzy. Again, what a good girl!
Sunny & the adorable Izzy
Sunny & I instantly knew each other on sight. We walked over when she got here & I introduced her to my mother. They had a nice conversation, but Mom was working. So we went on. Since Sunny paints, Sunny's studio, we went around & took pictures for inspiration of future paintings. We took pics of the pond here at the campgrounds. They have a 9 acre pond..it might be 14 acres? Says 9 on the site, but folks say it's 14. Who knows, it's just a BIG pond! ;-) With ducks & geese. The ducks come running expecting one to feed them. Too cute! I didn't take my camera to the pond, but Sunny did. Maybe she'll put up some of those pics.
We also drove around the campgrounds here. There are a lot of seasonal sites that folks keep for years. They have cute little RV's or Park Model type of homes on them. Some adorable, some well...not so adorable...but a nice retreat regardless if we approve of your home or not. Ha!
Then we drove off to find other places to shoot. What a fun day it was, just driving & appreciating the country side. Pa sure has beautiful landscape, rich in history.
Then we drove to Clarion to get some lunch. Sunny got a fish sandwich, I got an open face pot roast sandwich. Her sandwich looked really good though!
Then we drove on after lunch & passed over the Clarion River. So beautiful! But I remember the day of the old bridges & easier access to the boats & docks. I guess progress does have to make things safer eventually though. Even IF we could have gotten crushed under car wheels crossing the road. OK, so that could have happened with the old bridge too, but hey, we need some drama here.
Two photos of the Clarion River.
Then we decided to go to Cooks Forest. A really nice state park that's a beautiful drive to get to.
On the way to Cooks Forest.
We passed this!
We had to stop.
Well, we actually had to turn around to stop.
But we got there & this was a real gem!
Inside Helen Furnace, looking up. It was nice & cool inside of there too. But we didn't think to do a spiderman & climb the walls. Darn.
Loved the way this dandelion was growing on the outside wall of Helen Furnace.
Then we continued on.
We went to Cooks Forest.
I could spend DAYS there! And they have RV camping there too. Will have to check that out sometime.
I only took pics of the water there.
This was so beautiful. You could hear the water rushing down stream.
You can rent canoes here & go canoeing! Or you can drift along on tubes. Or just go swimming. I didn't test the water to see how cool it was though. I forgot to. The camera probably would not like to have tested it though.
They also have cabin rentals there. Sunny noticed that outside of one of the cabins, sitting at a picnic table was an amish family. I thought about taking a picture, but quickly decided that would be disrespectful of the Amish since they do not like that. Sunny agreed.
Then when we got back, Sunny dropped me off. The moment she did, my brother drove up. He wanted to go out to dinner with me & my Mom. So I walked the dogs, got ready, then we left. After dinner, we drove all around the area. He followed our old school bus trail, it was fun.
We went to...
They say you can hear a baby cry there at night.
Um, my Mom & her friends took my sister in law there several years ago. Blind folded her before they got there & left her!! It was part of her bachorlette party.
I think I'm glad I got married in Texas!!!
Today is nice & cool. I'm just chillin' out today, doing NOTHING of importance. Other than posting this blog.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~