Saturday, June 13, 2009

Camping at Amicola Falls

Steph, Portland, and I went camping at Amicola Falls State Park in Northern Georiga this weekend. The purpose of the trip was to scout out the location of the "girl's camp" that Steph is is in charge of for our church. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much, because I heard these falls were of the cascading variety. I guess I am spoiled growing up near the Multnomah Falls.

When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only were the falls beautiful, but the view of the Georgia landscape was the best we've seen since moving here. Before this weekend, the only hill we'd been on in the South was Kennesaw Mountain, which is beautiful, but is only a modest elevation gain.

We got there late Thursday night (this is one of my off-Friday weeks), checked-in at the beautiful hotel/lodge, and went and found out campsite. We had brauts and dutch-oven potatoes for dinner.

In the morning, we ate pancakes and bacon (Portland may have got some bacon), Cleaned up camp and headed for the waterfall. There was a bridge at the top of the falls and a series of stairs and bridges down to the base of the falls (more than 600 stairs). Once we got to the bottom, pregnant Steph and lazy Portland waited at the bottom, while I ran all the way back up (yes, this was extremely tiring) and drove the car down to meet them.

Portland didn't appreciate me picking her up. She is a little bit afraid of heights...

Portland was very very nervous the entire time we were on the steps and bridges.


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Marcene said...

I know! I love your little belly! This is so beautiful. Allen saw the pics and was all "where's that at?" he didn't believe it was GA. He wants to take a trip there now.

the van den Eikhof family said...

I am going to be the third to comment on your little belly. So cute! Looks like you two had a fun adventure. Good luck at girl's camp =)