We stopped by Mom’s for a couple of days after we left Salt Springs, then headed north toward home.
Our stopover point was High Falls State Park. We loved the Lake Campground when we were here earlier and wanted time to explore the river trails.
The River Campground is huge and accommodates large and small rigs. The Lake Campground only accommodates rigs up to 25 feet, so you mostly get the campers instead of the
RVers here. And the campers are our kind of people.
We were shocked when we saw the Falls. They were a raging torrent when we were here before. But the weather had been very dry and now they were a fraction of what they had been. Where there had been white water rapids before, now there was a lot of bare rock exposed.
We took the River Trail to see if there were more interesting sights downstream. Hiking in temperatures in the 90’s was
not a lot of fun, but the scenery made it worthwhile. Even though a lot of the rock riverbed was exposed, there were still a series of smaller, scenic waterfalls to enjoy.
One nice surprise on our walk was seeing a mother waterbird (heron?) and her two little brown babies.
We also met a very friendly couple, Barbara and Butch, who had bought an ’84 34′ motor home in great condition. They preferred the Lake Campground to the River Campground, and the office told them if they could get the motorhome into a site, they could stay there. By backing onto their picnic table/fire ring pad, they made it! Grandkids joined them for an overnight visit.
There was something so special about our time here. A timeless sense of peace and well-being enveloped us. We never wanted to leave.
But budgets are budgets, and after three nights, we had to pack up and head home.
And now, we are anticipating our October trip to North Carolina.