Monday, August 2, 2010

DeSoto State Park Alabama

Sunday morning I asked my hubby..."what do you want to do today?"
"absolutely nothin" was the answer...
"do you want to go for a ride?" I ask.
The next thing I know we are packed and ready to go, but where?
I never asked until we were heading down the road that had the sign,
DeSoto State Park
What a beautiful ride!!



With so many pictures I'll let some of them speak for themselves.



All of a sudden I realized there were some peeps hanging from the side of the mountain.
Please feel free to "bigify" the pictures as Tammy says.



See the house at the top right? What a view.



Last night, long after I saw this feat in person...I was having anxiety attacks!! hahaha!



The house on the hill.



Salty SkimmerA lifer for me. Variable Dancer.
This was a plant I've never seen so if anyone knows what it is I'm up for learning!!
Two Skippers here.I'm going to say Fiery Skipper for the light one. The other one is difficult...maybe a Little Glassywing? Anyone out there want to pipe in?UG!!!I'll keep my feet on a nice wide surface!We rode to the Azalea Trail, but the water was low and there really wasn't much water to see.Next was LUNCH at the DeSoto Restaurant. A lovely buffet with lots of good southern food! We noticed a group of folks that came in after us had Corvette Club shirts on and when we left this is what we found in the parking lot!Be still my heart.The only thing better would have been the Subaru WRX Club parked here! We then rode to Sequoya Caverns, but alas...note the sign on the gate!Well, all was not lost, Morgan got to say hi to this friendly fellow.The trip was so much fun! 158 miles and 6 hours!The temps in the upper 90's.We drove through three rain showers on the way home and I just couldn't help but laugh out loud. It was a cold prickly rain but it felt SO VERY GOOD!!

27 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Hey! I LOVE Desoto State Park and that entire area - GREEN with envy, I am, dearie! That plant is a Buttonbush. Check it out: http://www.tva.gov/river/landandshore/stabilization/plants/buttonbush.htm

GREAT shots - WONDERFUL adventure! Hey to Morgan!

Eve said...

Thanks Debi!!! Looks like a button to me!! hahaha!

Jenny said...

What a fabulous place Evie. Defo on my 'want to visit' list! I'm finding myself wondering what is on the front of Morgan's cap? Please tell...
Love the colour combo on those slinky cars. YIKES! Have just realised how many of your recent posts I've missed! I know you know why! Sorry friend, will catch up when I get a mo....

Eve said...

Thanks Jenny. Yes I know.
You will go and there is so much more!!
The hat says

Motor
Harley Davidson
Cycles

bunnits said...

Wow! I have never been there, although my husband and son have visited several times with the Boy Scouts. I have to put that on my list. It is a beautiful place. Thanks for the great photos.

A New England Life said...

What a great day! Hot as hell though.

LOL at the Subaru Club! Why would they be closed on a Sunday of all days? Usually it's a Monday.

That drop off is some scary. I'd be having panic attacks!

mq01 said...

WOOHOO!!! now im jealous :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a great place to visit. Lots of wonderful photos Eve, was that Morgan walking across the dam? Be still my heart. Morgan you look so cool in the Harley cap! What a fun adventure, thanks for taking me along!

Rural Rambler said...

What a beautiful park Eve. And a perfectly wonderful day for a trip. Looks to be the thing to do on an Alabama Sunday!

Roy said...

What a great ride out Evie. Lots of wonderful scenery. What is a Subaru anyway.? {:)

Eve said...

Bunnits..Yes it's not a far drive and well worth it. On a cooler day!

Sharon...I started my panic attack that night in bed!! hahaha..just thinking about it!

Julie...no not Morgan! But the other side of that was water right to the top. People were jumping in!

Yes Pix the perfect thing to do!

Roy...leave it to you to be funny!

Kerry Hawkins said...

Great adventure!

Deb said...

All I can say is OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My heart is racing just looking. So happy you three made some memories!!

bobskoot said...

Eve:

You photos are improving. Only 2 flower pictures and lots of bikes and cars for a change

bob
Wet Coast Scootin

Eve said...

Thanks Kerry!

Thanks BKRCHC!!! Wish you were here!

Bob....very funny!!!....very funny...but true! Thanks for stoppin! See you over at Gary's blog!

Chris Luhman said...

Nice pics. I like the house with the view. A line of WRXs would have improved the car photos ;)

Eve said...

Thanks for stopping Chris! Yes anyone who like a WRX is a friend of mine! Hope you and your wife have a great adventurous River Ride!!

Chris Luhman said...

I used to have a WRX, but I sold it. My wife has an '07 limited WRX. They are fun cars. Which do you have?

Eve said...

Hi Chris, I could never live without my WRX!!! This is my third and it is an O7...but not limited. I had an O2...Very cool with the BIG fog lamps, and 04...not bad, it was a automatic and although not a stick, that thing would suck in air and nearly launch right off the ground. Here is a link to a post I did on my Katana with the WRX in the background. Yes a very fun car!

http://sunnysideup-eve.blogspot.com/2009/08/time-has-come.html

bobskoot said...

Eve/Chris:

we also have a WRX sport wagon, I think it is a 2003 with the large lights.

bob
Wet Coast Scootin

Eve said...

Bob...I think that is saying...a WRX is about the closest thing to riding a motorcycle (or scooter) as you can get!!!

Chris Luhman said...

The blue looks good. My wife's is black with tan leather interiorThe sunroof makes it closer to a bike, but nothing except a sidecar gets even close. Well... maybe a convertible, but it's still not as good.

bunnits said...

I just looked at and commented on your April '09 "Unbelievable" post and photo. What a neat sky! I don't think we've ever had a completely unobstructed sky wherever we've lived, but have always enjoyed the beauty of what we could see. I used to love going up to the farm in TN and lying on the ground on a clear night to view the Milky Way. Now, so much light pollution has made it hard to see. At least there are awesome photos to look at.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

LOVE the shot of Morgan with the sweet donkey! :-)
Wonderful pics, Eve.

Mary said...

You had a great ride! Nice family trip. Which one of you gets Morgan on their bike? Won't be long and she will want her own:-) Beautiful park! The climbing would not be my thing...even when I was young and skinny. I like solid ground under me. Great Corvette shots! And very colorful! I'll have to show these to Mike.

Eve said...

I love the corvette colors too Mary! I've only a solo seat on my bike, so Morgan is with dad! Which is fine with me! Thanks for your comments!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow, you have a lot of "ooooooooo-aaaaaaah" shots here!