Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Last Day...Lake Murray

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

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Tucker Tower Nature Center, which we had seen the other day from

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from across the lake.

Like, I said, we arrived at the tower parking lot and

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made our way up some steps and

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a long path that went up hill all the way.  We stopped to see a few

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pretty flowers and

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a dragonfly.  After all, it is a nature center.

Finally, at the top of the walkway, we reached the

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tower entrance.  Once, we were inside, we had to

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climb lots of steps to finally reach the

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top.  And, from there, we could

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see lots of things...mostly, how beautiful we thought

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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

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the gardener's gate where we saw a

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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

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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

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where else, but...

Once, we were back to the motor home and all rested from our morning trip, it was time for our

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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

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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,

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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.

6 comments:

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  2. Those were sure two tired looking little ones in the last photo. Sounds like you had a ball!

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  3. What cute kids! You are great grandparents.

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  4. You're grand children are so adorable... Loved the photos!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  5. OPPS I mean your grand children...lol

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  6. What a fabulous "macation" you all had together! What wonderful memories!!
    Love the pics but especially the last one....thats a framer!!

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