But first let me catch you up on our night last night! We checked into our hotel around 5:30 pm and unloaded the car. Got settled into our room and about 7:00 pm went down to the restaurant to have dinner. Through the windows in the dining room we watched as rain came down soooo hard I could barely believe it! I don't know how much they got but it was alot!
So our last day started with overcast skies....
Bushkill Falls is referred to as the Pennsylvania Niagara Falls. There had been so much rain the night before that the river was all stirred up making the water brown. It was amazing to be so close to the force of it! We started walking down the path and it was really neat that they just built the "steps" into the landscape. If the tree was there first you walked around it...lol
We walked up and around the Falls
To the top
Then we walked along the river that feeds the Falls
To a much calmer part
As we were walking back there were three women ahead of us taking some pictures so in return for taking one of all them they took one of me and Gayla
We were very fortunate that the sun actually came out as we completed our walking tour and got back in the car to head home. On the drive out of Bushkill Falls we had to drive slow
The guy in the car in front of us saw a little turtle trying to cross the road and stopped to help him along
As we pulled out of the park area and got on the highway the bottom of the sky fell out...
A little ways down the road it finally stopped raining and we found we were driving alongside the Delaware River and it was flowing pretty fast! We took an exit that showed the road running along the river and found a walking bridge that spanned it. The river was way out of its banks and there was some flooding along them.
We got home about 2:00 pm. It sure is good to be home. As fun as it is to be away its always good to get home.
Over the next few days I'll post a few more pics from the trip. I know Gayla took alot of signs that were new to us so maybe I'll do a whole post of those.
But the vacation isn't over yet! Gayla is here till Saturday so who knows what we'll get up to tomorrow! I know it's going to involve alot of sleep :)