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Fall Creek Falls Adventure Day 1

As I teased mentioned last week, we spent a few nights camping at Fall Creek Falls State Park a few weeks ago. It was just what we needed. Away from the normal hustle and bustle of life. Away from electronics; "Family Time" as McKayla called it.

We had no set time to be there, other than wanting to get there before dark (if you've ever set up a tent in the dark, you'll understand why LOL), so we didn't set an alarm.

We woke up Monday morning and then started packing. Rio knew something was up and was busy inspecting all the camping equipment John brought up and following us all over the house.

He was NOT happy either, he just knew we were leaving him and ended up pouting on the bed while I packed the suitcase. Once we were putting the last of the things in the car, he really started freaking out; pacing, whining and not leaving us alone. When I grabbed his harness and leash, I swear to you he let out a bark of joy and bounded out the door. I couldn't get the car door opened fast enough and he quickly laid down.

Doesn't look comfortable, does it but he
rode like that for awhile.

After a stop at Walmart to get a few things, we were on our way. The drive was beautiful and we were even blessed with a view of a Bald Eagle soaring overhead.

Coming down one mountain, heading for
the next across the valley.

Everyone has a giant, TN orange Elephant
in their yard, right? LOL

It's a pretty good clip from our house but we managed to make it before dark (a HUGE feat for this family! We're usually late anywhere we go! LOL). John scored us a "primitive" campsite (meaning no electricity or running water) for 3 nights for only $32.

Our site was about 250 yards climbing up and down from where we parked and it took several trips to get everything set up but once it was all said and done, we had a really great site. No one around us and our site was the last one, so we had no one walking by us.

Looking down the trail from camp. Tent is to my left
and picnic table is behind me.

Looking slightly right from above picture.

Looking slightly right again, from above view. 

Tent is directly on my right.




After setting up everything, we still had a little bit of daylight left and decided to explore a bit and take McKayla to a playground we passed on the way in.










I thought this looked like a tiny little fort had been
erected around this sapling. ☺

After exploring a bit, we headed back to camp for a dinner of hamburgers and then a cold night of sleep.

Day 2 coming tomorrow, with pictures of Fall Creek Falls, one of the United States highest waterfalls in the east at 256 feet. ☺

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  1. Wow that is such a beautiful place to camp!! I LOVE that picture of Rio's head! So awesome!

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