Cabwaylingo State Forest.
We have done this for probably the past fifteen years or so.
Most people vacation in the summer….
going to the beaches….
not me…..too hot!
I prefer cool spring weather….
forests….old log cabins….
old fireplaces….walks and hikes….
wild flowers….wild life….fishing streams….
solitude….peace and quiet.
This is our favorite cabin to stay in.
I love to sit here and listen to
the running water…..
I so, so love a fireplace.....
that was our only source of heat.
John had to get up several times
during the night to tend to the fire.
We saw deer and squirrel….
they ran before I could snap a picture.
Missy tried to run after them…..
her lease wouldn’t let her.
We saw a lot of wild flowers…..
See that may apple pushing
it’s way right up through
a dead leaf!
three trout one day and one trout another day.
The stream was stocked the week before….
and the locals had about fished them all out.
I caught a snapping turtle….
John had to use the net to get it on the bank…
It was heavy and he was surprised
that I got it in.
heading back to the water.
One day we drove to Laurel Lake….
about 20 miles away…..
I thought this was interesting…..
I’d never heard of petroglyphs before.
Go here to read about them and also about the tunnel.
But... same story on the trout there….
but we enjoyed the drive…..
We had to travel through two tunnels.
I don’t like tunnels.
These tunnels were very old….
one was very long……
the date engraved at the top is “1914”.
They were only one lane and you had to
make sure there wasn’t an oncoming vehicle
in the tunnel before entering.
the other was not so long.
Another day took a drive to the top of a hill
where one of the campgrounds is located.
Yea! Cell phone service!
I could call my daughter and check on Huey.
I didn’t like leaving him home alone….
but my daughter was to check on him each evening for me.
We drove on and found an old cemetery….
This old tombstone was hard to read…..
the date looked like in the 1800’s.
I liked this plaque that was placed on another grave.
“I am not gone,
my soul lives on, but in a better place.
Surrounded by the light of God
in all his glory and grace.
We stopped on the way back down at a picnic area
to do some exploring.
Look at that tree holding onto that rock.
John and Missy checking out the “out house”.
Some violets growing right on the rock wall.
Some burgundy trilliums.
Look at that BIG nest!
Don’t know what kind of bird nest that is.
Below is a statue of a conservation worker
located near the group camp area.
The inscription reads……
HONORING THE YOUNG MEN
WHO SERVED IN
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS COMPANY
3532 AT CABWAYLINGO STATE PARK
1935 - 1938
USING SHOVEL, TROWEL, HAMMER AND SPADE
THEY MOVED EARTH, PLANTED TREES, CRAFTED STONE,
AND BUILT STRUCTURES THAT REMAN AS A LASTING LEGACY
OF SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND NATION.
DEDICATED IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
AUGUST 27, 2005
That concludes my vacation post.
Did you find it entertaining....interesting.....or boring? lol
I know it sure was a real job getting this all together.
I'd like to hear about your vacations too.