Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Church Visit

We like sharing this little piece of land we are blessed to live on and recently we invited our church for visit. We had an old-fashioned potluck and then a swim. It was wonderful for us to see the enjoyment on everyone's faces. What was especially wonderful to us was all the different ages having fun together. Our youngest visitor was 16 months and the oldest 84. The multi-generational aspect of church is one of the things I like about it. When God truly remains at the center of things, it seems like all our included regardless of age, gender or race. I say, "Amen" to that!

Some pics of the swim portion of the day:

We often call our shuttle ride down to the top of the waterfalls hiking trail, 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride', because the road is very steep and even disappears over a rise now and then.
The safari vehicle adds to the ambiance!
First view of the swimming hole. And what a lovely view it is!
Even more lovely is the sound of children laughing. Or, laughter from the child at heart.
There are many ways to enjoy a swimming hole.
"What do they mean by, 'Jump in the water's fine?'"'
More fun on the floating 'island'.
Safety while swimming! Isn't she a cutie?
Cold water and warm rocks are a good combination.
When we leave the swimming hole, it is ALL uphill from there.


  1. How nice of you to share your place! It is just lovely. That swimming hole is amazing. I could spend all summer there! Probably sunning myself on that rock though, since I'm not such a great swimmer, hee! ;)

  2. Wow, how neat. Every boy's dream swimming hole.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Wow-- wicked nice there TJ. And no gators either! (Have to keep a real close eye out these days on the lake here...)

    Bet everyone had a blast- look at all those beautiful smiles!!!!!

  4. That is the neatest swimming hole ever!! I love that huge island floating thing!! So fun!! It's so beautiful there. I would have loved one of those swimming holes while growing up.
    Great pictures and how much fun to visit with everyone.

  5. Unreal! I cannot get over the beauty you have all around you. So happy for you!! :)


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