Mis-adventures Are Fun Too

19 Jul

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

We have been enjoying the summer exploring with the grandchildren. Two weeks ago we visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We had planned some short walks and a picnic at Collins Creek picnic area. The weather decided to change our plans but we were able to grill our hotdogs under a wonderful pavilion at Collins Creek.

This week we were on a waterfall hunt in Clayton, Georgia. Due to bad directions and an over-full ford, we didn’t find the waterfalls but we did discover a great picnic area, Warwoman Dell.  Warwoman has two amazing picnic pavilions, one with a large fireplace the other with a central fireplace with four grilling stations.  We ended our day with the grandchildren wading in the Chattooga River located on the South Carolina-Georgia border.

Uh-oh should have driven the truck.

Love the fireplace. Looks like a great place for a Fall picnic

Wading on the Chatooga

Neither of our days went as we planned but we had a great time. Sometimes those rainy day picnics and mis-adventures create memories that are remembered far longer than perfect days.

How about you, do you let the weather or bad directions keep you from having a good time?

5 Responses to “Mis-adventures Are Fun Too”

  1. Linda Lewis October 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I love the sense of adventure in setting out to see something. The planning and the where aren’t important. The sharing of the unknown and the enjoyment of what is found is what I always remember, Good post!


  2. fuonlyknew July 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    “Life is like a box of chocolates……”:)


  3. itsrebekahlyn July 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Wish I could have been there! Looks like the kids had fun and brings back memories. See you soon!


  4. DiVoran July 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    We had so much fun with our children at the natural springs here in Florida. Onisha is right, the misadvertunes are more memorable than the times when everything goes perfectly. I recall my green contact lense coming out of my eye and my son following as it drifted in the fast current at Rock Springs. Blessedly he caught it and I was able to see for the rest of the trip. She’s right about the rainy days too. They were like being in another dimension altogether. All together.


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