I’ve long appreciated our three-day weekends, and today’s “Saturday One” turned out to be an exceptional one! Gary was doing a bit of work first thing, so I took the opportunity to get the sewing machine humming.
That, in and of itself, would’ve made it a good day. But the day only improved as it continued on. We’d made some plans to get together with our friends Jeff and Esther and do a bit of South Carolina Exploring. As an added bonus, we were joined by their two daughters and seven grandchildren who live in the area (hubbies couldn’t make it, ’cause for them it was a Friday and not a Saturday One).
We started our exploration at Wildcat Branch Falls where the first set of falls was right by the road. The water was so inviting that I wasn’t sure we were going to get those littles to the actual hiking part and the second waterfall!
But at last everyone got their shoes back on, and we continued on to the second set of falls.
We took a nice break at the top of the hike to enjoy the scenery and watch the kiddos exploring the falls. I’m pretty sure some shoes came off once again!
But soon it was time to head back down for the second part of the adventure.
Next stop was Caesars Head State Park – home to an overlook with fabulous views, but more importantly as this point of the day, LUNCH!
After our tummies were filled and we’d had a little more catch-up time with the grown-ups, we continued on with the exploring. This batch of little girls enticed me to come and see the Devil’s Kitchen. How could I resist those faces?
Um….are you sure I’ll fit down there?
We all made it through the cleft of the rock and while the girls (and the rest of the cousins) got busy exploring,
I was just soaking in the views.
Once we clambered back up out of the “kitchen” I was able to
enjoy the more official overlook –
We paused before everyone piled into their respective cars for a group picture (with the view included!)
and then the younguns’ were off to soccer practices and hungry husbands. Over in the grandparent car…well, there may or may not have been an ice cream stop on the way down the mountain. It’s totally undocumented, so if there’s no picture there’s no proof. Right?
It was such a lovely day, in a lovely state, with some oh-so-lovely friends. We are feeling very blessed indeed!