Sadly, today was our last day at Lake Murray. So, after breakfast, we set out to make the most of our time.
We started at the
Tucker Tower Nature Center, which we had seen the other day from
from across the lake.
Like, I said, we arrived at the tower parking lot and
made our way up some steps and
a long path that went up hill all the way. We stopped to see a few
pretty flowers and
a dragonfly. After all, it is a nature center.
Finally, at the top of the walkway, we reached the
tower entrance. Once, we were inside, we had to
climb lots of steps to finally reach the
top. And, from there, we could
see lots of things...mostly, how beautiful we thought
Lake Murray is. We stayed for a little while and just looked around from all sides of the tower enjoying the view.
Then, we made our way down the steps and the trail, stopping by the
the gardener's gate where we saw a
beautiful butterfly playing in the morning sun.
We left the tower and headed north on I-35 to take a look at Arbuckle Lake, which was about 35 miles away. We had been told it was a nice lake, which we guess it was, but, Poppa said the
the campsites had a little to be desired. And, they didn't have a place for us to swim. So, we took a vote, and decided that Elephant Rock was the best!
On the way back, they talked Poppa into a stop at
where else, but...
Once, we were back to the motor home and all rested from our morning trip, it was time for our
last swim. We swam, played in the sand, and swam some more, until it was finally dinner time. Still not ready to give in, they headed to the playground for a little more time there.
Finally, when the
geese came home to nest and the sun set, they were finally ready for baths and bed.
What a great last day for our summer "macation" 2011 with Caden and Kourtney. And,
they would like to thank all of you for joining them for their stay at Lake Murray State Park. We hope you can visit here sometime...and maybe we will see you here, because, we will be back.