Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Good afternoon everyone! What a beautiful chilly day it is today. I am so loving this weather. By no means I am ready for snow, just fall. lol    I want to thank you all for you prayers for my DIL. She came through like a real trooper. The Dr. said he removed both ovaries and left the rest, he did not see any thing bad or serious which is a very good thing.  So Praise the Lord!!!!  Dustin my son stopped by about three and picked up Maddy and they all went home. Laura looked pretty good, sore and tired but good. It is amazing how they can remove things now, and you can go home later that day. They went in her bellybutton wow.  So thank you all again; you are the best any one can ask for as friends. Bless you  all.

Now for the photos of our hike, they have the best hiking trails, and in the winter they do cross country skiing. Hubby and I have decided to try it this year. So be on the look out for one of us to have a broken leg or arm in a post.  lol;  Or my hip, not to old for that to happen. ha ha   They also have this really big and huge plus very high toboggan, I have never been, I don't do high places. ewwww scary...  It does look like fun though, so I might just suck it up and give it a go.  So here are the photos of  our hike.


I loved how the sun was shinning in through the trees. Such a beautiful walk. All the sounds of nature all around us, yet so serene


This was at the end of our hiking trail. I think this is lake Lonidaw it is a small one and mostly marsh but the views are priceless. We just sat and took it all in,  ahhhhh  oh and some photos too. ha ha


The water is just like a mirror so still. We loved the way the ski reflected in the water.




Hubby took this one, looking down from the dock. So pretty. Hard to believe it is reflecting in the water.


I wish I new how to make it larger for you all to read. It tells you about the lake and how it got its name. It was named for Simon Pokagon's wife.  Lake Lonidow in Indian is Queen of the Woods. How cool is that. The park was name after Chief Pokagon. Any I hope you can see some of it. Sorry.  I will have to have Hubby show me how to do that, he is a tecknowize. lolo


Now this trail is the second part of our hike, this trail takes you to Lake George. a few families live on the lake.  I would love to live on a Lake like that, no fast boats and  lots of people everywhere.

Oh well I can dream...


I had hubby take this photo of the small bush tree, the colors of the leaves with the bright red berries was just so pretty.


We are on our way back to the Inn here and took this photo looking up a hill side.


Hubby was trying to take a photo of a chipmunk, but he ran away before he could take it. lol  They were every where so cute I gave them all names.  Alvin  Simon  Theodore   ha ha ha  They looked just them, but they did not sing very good. oh well can't have it all I guess. I hope you all enjoyed Our Hike in the Woods. I want to thank you all for hiking with us, hope your not to tired. Boy I know I was. So go put up you feet sip something warm and comforting and have a very wonderful night. I know I am.

God Bless




Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the one of the clouds reflecting in the lake. WOW!!! I'm glad you took me along on your hike! It's funny , but I posted about my walk in the woods last weekend today.

take care,

Darlene said...

Hi Alaura,

Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway. Good Luck!!

That looks like an absolutely BEAUTIFUL place!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura!! Oh, what beautiful pictures! I love those reflections your hubby took. I know you enjoyed walking through the beauty. I would have loved to have been there!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I came over here hoping to find pictures and I did! Yahoo! I love, love, the pic where you are at the end of the dock. I wish I could find color like that around here. sigh.
Enjoy your cool weather. It hit 91 here today. Tomorrow is going to be even warmer. (another sigh*)

santamaker said...

Hi Alaura, I enjoyed perusing your blog! What beautiful fall pictures and that picnic looked amazing!

Smilingsal said...

Glad to hear that DIL is a-okay or will be after healing.

What a beautiful place you go to walk. I love it when the lake is mirror-like.


What a beautiful hike.. the photo's are so pretty!!!! the weather looks like it is nice enough to still be outdoors!!!
Glad that your DL is doing so well too. Tell her to take it easy!!! I always over did it after mine and ended up with more surgery!!
Do you live anywhere near the Bridge Festival's??? I met a lady here the other day that just got back and it sounds so wonderful!!!
Have a Blessed Day!!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Glad to hear your DIL is doing well. The pictures of your hike are beautiful. Don't you love hiking in the fall?

kathy said...

I was so sorry to hear of your DIL having surgery -- Glad she is doing better -- I love your pictures and the story about your pink (tools ! don't let them know I called them that lol ) I love visiting yout blog -- Blessings KAthy - GA

Pink Slippers said...

What a gorgeous place!

Susie Q said...

Such beautiful pictures. Wha a perfect spot for a hike on a lovely Fall day.