Sunday, March 29, 2009


Esther and Matt were nice enough to invite us geocaching on Saturday. We were all enjoying the low cloud cover by sleeping in and getting a late start on our trip. We didn't leave until almost one o'clock. Ah, lovely. The first stop was just outside of Arab, at Thompson Falls. I missed most of the falls action by a mistaken path (We thought you had to climb down this steep trail, but there was another by the cars. Oops.) but I did get an okay shot of the main falls and plans to return.

The kids spent a good 45 minutes building dams to hold back the water run off in the trail. There is something fascinating about mud and water.

I can't remember the name of the second falls. It was in Blount County. It is amazing how powerful water is after a good rain. This falls was a rushing torrent of water. We saw lots of wildflowers, some kayakers, what I think was an Indian marker tree and even a snake! LOL! Lou managed to find both geocaches. I found some geo-trash - as in small containers that COULD have been caches, but were just empty junk. Sigh. Oh well. I liked the hike!

On the way home we drove through some severe weather and on the other side of it we saw a gorgeous double rainbow. Austin was nice enough to snap this shot of it. What a great end to the day!

1 comment:

  1. Always a beautiful rainbow at the end of the storm- great pics! Looks like you guys had a wonderful day! We have so much going on these next few weeks I don't even know if we'll have time to go camping or anything of the sort- ugh! :o(