Wednesday, September 19, 2012

eno river and a rope swing

Last weekend we had great weather and decided that a trip to the Eno River State Park would be a fun little adventure.  The Eno River is rather shallow stream, but with all of the rain we had the prior day it was rather swift.  As far as hiking goes, North Carolina is rather woodsy as you probably assumed.  Sporadically peaking through the ground are shade flowers and brightly colored mushroom species.

Eno River State Park

This turtle, assuming it was a snapping turtle due to the tail length?  Was only 2 inches big.

Joe created antlers for his fancy WVU camo hat.

Jess & Me

One big rock!

Time for some sunning.

Apparently they had schemed a side trip to play on a rope swing after we were done hiking.  Brown water and Amanda aren't a good mix so I just took pictures.

Wading out to get the rope...

Monkey #1

Monkey #2

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  1. What a place! It seems very peaceful and relaxing! Beautiful pics! xoxo

  2. What gorgeous images! So serene!

  3. BEAUTIFUL PICA, THANKS FOR SHARING. Hope the rope was a blast!

  4. gorgeous photos! and i love that photo of the blue flower, it looks so vibrant!

  5. The rope swing looks fun. What a great adventure.

  6. Fabulous photos!!!! There's nothing like getting out into the woods and enjoying nature .. one of my favorite things to do! Thanks for stopping by this week, sweet ... when you mentioned that you hadn't grown up with all of the color, it made me wonder how different that would made me feel about autumn. Hard to believe I could love it more, even though I've grown up with these types of autumns. So interesting to see things through someone else's eyes ;) .. have a fabulous week! xoSandy

    SANDY M Illustration

  7. I am so jealous! Of the great place you had gone too, of the amazing pictures you were able to take, of you guys being uninhibited and swinging by a rope!

    To me, this is the life!
    By the way, love the shots of the turtles!

  8. Gorgeous photos! Looks like so much fun! Love that photo of the orange mushrooms.

  9. What a refreshing dose of nature! Such pretty pictures. I need some countryside living...

  10. so beautiful... I love nature and simplicity at all <3
    wonderful post! my upcoming one will be about South Tyrol - maybe you also like it :)

    Greetings from Berlin

  11. Beautiful shots! I've never checked out the Eno River State Park but now I'm inspired to make a point to get over there.

    Sea and Swank

  12. Loving your photos!! Looks like it was a gorgeous day to be out and enjoying nature!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  13. What a gorgeous spot, I want to go for a swing. Annnnd I want those turtles as pets... real bad

  14. Honestly, your life looks magical. Totally awesome. I love the pictures of you and your husband in your about page! I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  15. Gorgeous hike! I don't blame you about viewing the river from the bank instead of jumping into the questionable brown murky water. Nothing good lives under that surface I'm sure.


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