7.08.2008

Peaceful Easy Feeling

This weekend it was just me and the hubs camping. The kids were with their dad. And hubs got the whole weekend off!

Sunset on the Suwanee River

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We rented a canoe and canoodled down this section of river. It was my first time canoeing and it was a blast!

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This deer walked right up to our campsite. I was still sleeping and she was just behind the tent!

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The sun had set and the moon was out, over the dock.

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Look closely...that glowing dot is the eye of an alligator who was taking a leisurely evening swim in the river.

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We also walked down this dock late one night and I swear, I'd never seen so many stars in my life. It was overwhelmingly beautiful, and I had an amazing spiritual experience just taking it in, with tears streaming down my face.
Then later I got the crap scared out of me by what might have been a bat, but I swear was a ghost. Freaked.Me.OUT.
While hiking, we looked down into a small sinkhole and saw 3 does and a fawn, relaxing in the shade.
We saw an big, beautiful owl in a tree one night, many jumping gulf sturgeon, and of course the alligator and deer. It was just so peaceful and quiet. We can't wait to do it again!

~79 lbs, gone forever!

14 comments:

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi,
welcome back, too.
your pictures are very peaceful, love the sunset at top best, kathleen

Kel said...

Welcome back...sounds absolutely lovely!

Have a great day!
~K

Kellan said...

Sounds wonderful - aside from the aligator - eek!

I'm at our lake house right now and the stars are like that up here - away from the city - breath taking!

Take care and have a good day - Kellan

pb&j in a bowl said...

You had me feeling all peaceful and stuff until the picture with the alligator. Definitely NOT peaceful in my book. I would have been headed straight for a hotel at that point! Glad you enjoyed it though.

Far From Perfect said...

left you a gift in my little blog

A Buns Life said...

Ahhhhh, sounds perfect and relaxing!!

Tammie said...

beautiful pictures!

Alison said...

Oh, I am so jealous...camping without the kids..I would love to do that some day!!! It sounds heavenly...except for the alligator part....and I want to hear the ghost story...I love ghost stories!!

Sandy C. said...

Wow! Those are some amazing pics :) So glad you had a chance to have some alone time...so romantic! (minus the bat..EEEK!)

anymommy said...

I'm not bored, it looks lovely!

The Brady's said...

We love to camp, but we have never tent camped...Not sure that I would like that, but however as long as your having FUN!

Immoral Matriarch said...

THat looks like the most beautiful serene place.

Groovy Mom said...

What an awesome trip! Love the pictures!

Tara R. said...

Sounds wonderful and the photos are outstanding, just gorgeous! Glad you had such a relaxing and peaceful weekend.