Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Do Not Read This Sign"

Julie and I decided to do a day trip to Uvas Canyon County Park today.

Those of the Lindsey household will know the meaning of the title of this entry.  Several years ago we went camping here.  Karen was pre-school age.  She was impressing us with her sign reading skills by quoting captions from signs posted along the trail.  One of them she quoted: "DO NOT READ THIS SIGN."   Oh, well!  It was probably as good an interpretation as the message on this one.  We had to park our "smoking bicycle" before we could get going.

One of our favorite parts of the trail to the Lower Falls is this section that is precipitously steep on either side.  It gives you the feeling of living dangerously.

Just as Julie got to this point she was attacked by a lurking monster that tried to jump on her and push her over the edge.  Luckily she fended him off and we continued on.

The one grand pool at the bottom of the Lower falls has been filled in over the years with storm debris, but it is still beautiful and peaceful.

We relaxed here for awhile and enjoyed the serenity of nature.

Tree roots and me

It was a really nice walk in the forest.  We know our grandchildren would have a blast here.  Maybe on their next visit we can arrange it.


Kristen said...

umm, "several" years ago dad? I'm thinking it's more like 35--akkkk! Anyway, beautiful scenery. Looks like a great day!

Lindseys said...

I love the title of the post. It still makes me laugh even "a few years" later. I remember some of the other signs that Karen read that day. "Do not throw toys down here." "Do not eat here. Eat at McDonalds."

Loved the pictures. It's been a LONG time since I've been to Uvas Medows. We will have to take the kids there this summer if we can.

Stefani said...

I love the signs (and the memories of the signs) You guys are so cute. Mom, you are quite the actress. We'll go to Uvas anytime with you.

karensumpter said...

You guys are adventure-ers! Impressive. I like the green, mossy wall. I didn't know about the McDonalds quote...sounds like something Miranda would say. Thanks for the pictures.

Shannon B said...

Awww, pretty! I have been to Uvas a few times, but can't remember it well. Lets go when we come next!! You guys are soo cute!!