Friday night Dirt Man and I rolled into Nelson. For old times sake, we stopped at the Dairy Isle. Yes, butterscotch sundaes were in order. Yummy. We proceeded up into the mountains in the cool night air. It ended up raining all day Saturday, so we mostly just got some R&R. The weather is not all that important when we get an opportunity to get out of the rat race and into the beauty of God’s country.
On Sunday, we went by the river property. It is truly a little slice of heaven on earth. There is nothing that compares to the solitude of sitting on the river rocks and listening to the water and knowing there is no one else around.I sat there and basked in the beauty of nature for a while. Then, I decided that I must take more pictures to share with you. I wanted to take them from that large rock. First I sort of missed a rock on my way there and slipped one foot in. I decided to take off my shoes, and handed Dirt Man the camera. You must realize that the water is extremely cold and the rocks are slippery from algae. Little did I know that he was taping my climb. He was waiting for an epic fail, as in case I “fell” into the water. However, I did make it there.
I wish I could describe to you the full pleasure I get from this place. This place is like a gift to me that comes through my husband’s family. It is a place that I am one with nature. I am called by the water. It is home. I realize I live at the beach and that is water, but still it is not the same. The river calls to me. It is a place that I fall so far into myself that I slip into something much larger than I can explain. No other place on earth (that I have yet been) feels quite the same to me.
We headed down from our mountain utopia, and stopped at a local farm and picked these. That’s a lot of strawberries! Sixteen pounds to be exact. I will be making strawberry freezer jam with those. It is much easier and tastier than regular canned strawberry preserves. Yummy! I realize I have yummy in this post twice, so I guess you could say that food is always an important part of everything I do!
To complete our wonderful weekend trip, we stopped and spent the afternoon with these lovely folks. These are my parents. We had a nice dinner with them. And came home to a clean house (makes us wonder want went on while we were gone!) and a very happy and excited dog.