Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mark Twain Lake - Camping Excursion - Day 2 - Back to the Woods

Once we got back to the cabins everyone else changed to swim at a different part of the lake.  I needed to get my daily walk in and since a) I don't like swimsuits and b) I don't like swimming in lakes, I took the opportunity to go for my daily FoggRun2017 and after walking around all 3 campsite loops, I hit the trails.  Here are some photos of what I saw during my walkabout. I had to make do with my phone since I didn't take my camera with me.

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The trail was nice because it took you deeper into the woods and then brought you back out to catch various glimpses of the lake. It was a really big lake. Parts were soft, parts were green, parts were rocky. Parts were steep, others smooth. It was a nice variety. I want to go back and explore some more!

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From this photo you can see the rocky shoreline close to where we were staying - look about halfway down the rocky portion of the coast and (if you enlarge the photo) you can make out the log little miss was sitting on.

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One of the troubles with hiking with my phone was a few random shots like these.

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Oh well :) Growing up there were some woods near my house and I spent countless hours alone in them; it was how I recharged.  Whenever I can spend time in the woods it's rejuvenating and feels like home at the same time.  Not everyone gets that though.  I was accused of being 'antisocial' because I opted to go for a hike instead of sweating on the beach and to that I say "suck it!".  I get it, though, not everyone is an introvert.  Sometimes though, I just like 'to be' and I'm still glad I went hiking!  ;)

Showers were had by all and after dinner I was gifted with another beautiful sunset.  The boys went fossil hunting while I sat and enjoyed the view.

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Dinner that night was kabobs and smores of course!

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The light was too dark for my camera and phone but trust me when I say that H is a lightning bug catching machine! It was time to pack up and head home in the morning.

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After saying our goodbyes, we stopped for one more view of the lake as we headed out.

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I'm sure we'll be back! With better mattresses though - the cabins were nice but the bedding was a bit lacking... A big "THANK YOU" to my SIL and her family for coming up with this excursion :)  As always, there are more photos on my flickr page for any interested parties.

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