Sunday, January 20, 2008

when you come to the fork in the road... take it

As predicted, with Offsprings #1 and #2 back at college, the Empty Nest Hiking Club resumed their travels. Hubby & I went to Lacamas Lake (in SW Washington) yesterday.

The good news: In spite of threatening rain clouds, we did not get rained on.
The bad news: We got lost. And more than once!

It was the weirdest thing. We'd be hiking along and suddenly come to multiple forks in the trail -- with none of them marked. Which path should we choose?! (Oooh, now there's a metaphor for life!) Luckily there finally was one sign we encountered where it was abundantly clear that we needed to reverse course:



OK, I made that up.

Anyway, we eventually figured things out. And all in all it was a pretty good hike with nice woods, a lake, and even a couple of waterfalls thrown in for good measure. It was quite overcast, so I really didn't get any decent pictures. Here's a shot of one of the waterfalls though...

13 comments:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

wow you're actually somewhere where snow isn't covering everything? kinda forgot what that looked like. it's sunday and i'm up... so far LL Bean slipper socks are keeping my feet warm. hee hee ooh the coffe's ready...gotta go!

Counselor in Process said...

No snow here! But it's cold. I say that a lot "I'd turn back If I were you!" but what's it from? (T
he Wizard of Oz. Maybe.)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Counselor, I'd guess Wizard of Oz for that sign too. But only because I've seen it hundreds of times.

Barbara you are so brave to go hiking down forks in the trail that aren't marked. Or crazy!! Don't you know there might be loonies out there lurking, waiting to swipe your Photoshop!

Anyway, thanks for the cool pictures. I especially enjoyed the waterfall pic. Oooooooh. Too realistic! Gotta go......

dust bunny said...

The sign....Hahahahahahah...that was perfect!!! Glad you found your way home.

Barbara B. said...

Yep, Wizard of Oz alright. I contemplated putting the witch in one of the trees, then thought "nah, too much!"

PG, LOL re: waterfall pic being 'too realistic'!

Jan said...

You are brave to go hiking with no signs! Glad you got home. Your signs are very cute.

Jiff said...

What good empty nest role models you two are!
Love the signs.
Glad you found your way home...
Breathtaking views--wow!

mompriest said...

nice - really nice...especially as it is a whopping 9 degrees here, so NO walking for me...

RevDrKate said...

Sigh...water that is not hard...oh someday it will come again. Beautiful picture. Sounds like a great walk.

RevDrKate said...

Sigh...water that is not hard...oh someday it will come again. Beautiful picture. Sounds like a great walk.

Barbara B. said...

yes, our weather really is quite mild (usually) here...

David said...

no slideshow with music??

Barbara B. said...

david, don't know if the pictures are good enough for a slideshow...