Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Red Bluff

Today was the most gorgeous day I've ever seen! The temps were in the upper 60's to low 70's. The sky was clear. And a light breeze whispered spring. I'd been wanting to take my girls to Red Bluff which is sometimes called Mississippi's Grand Canyon. It is located between where we're living now and my parents' house. Today was the day.

How beautiful is that!

Can you see the white circle in the center between the tree line and the bluff? That's my dad and Candace.

These girls surely scared 20 years off my life by getting so near the edge!

My mom, dad, Cassie, Candace, and started for the bottom. My mom wasn't able to quite make it. I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of her. :-( I'll have to take extra when we go on our next excursion to the Palestine Gardens in Lucedale, MS.

The girls and I made it to the very bottom and walked the tracks a short way. My dad didn't come down the final incline so he could help us back up.

We didn't have time to hike to the Pearl River, but we did find this beautiful creek. We want to go back some time and follow the creek for a while.

My dad and I.

Candace and Grampy.

Look at what erosion has done! The roots made a great ladder. There's my dad.
It was an awesomely beautiful day of making memories.
(And sore muscles.)


AllisonRhodes said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a great time was had by all ~ Allison

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Love your pictures!
For some reason, your updates are not coming on my Bloglines. Your last several posts were really good and I especially loved the one titled "As Unto the Lord".

Elysa said...

We also were amazed by Red Bluff when we went but it was a freaked-out-scary time for me, too! We went about 8 or 9 years ago when our kids were about 7,5,3, and 1 and they were getting too close to that way up high edge for my good. I think I was as close to having a panic attack as I ever have been in my life. Man!

Anonymous said...

We went a couple of decades ago...before children....but I thought that the public is not allowed on this private property. Did you get permission to go on it?

Drewe Llyn said...

Dear Anonymous, there are official signs on the highway giving directions to Red Bluff and I saw no signs on the property announcing "Private Property: No Tresspassing". Many other people were there enjoying one of God's amazing acts of creativity. So the answer is no, I didn't get official permission. I just assumed it was open to the public. When your children are old enough to not scare you to death you should take them to see Mississippi's Grand Canyon.