Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our Bridge To Terabithia

At the point where a street dead ends in our neighborhood, there is a really steep sidewalk that goes down the side of this little hill and then it abruptly dead ends as quickly as it starts.  My husband and I have often walked down the sidewalk and then stood there looking at the unpaved ground following it and figured it led to nothing.  How silly that we never bothered to explore it further! lol.  My mom was feeling a bit more adventurous when she was here with us.  She suggested that we continue onward and I am so glad I was up for the trek! As it turns out there is a beautiful, lush, green forest with a simple little trail carved out of the middle.  We could hear a stream flowing off in the distance and even got to see a part of the spring up close and explore it as you will see below.  As night approached, we could see fireflies everywhere lighting up the darkest parts of the forest.  We saw bats too which was a little creepy but, still cool.  Then the unpaved trail unexpectedly turned into a wooden boardwalk that had just been built.  It was SO awesome!!!  Evidently our town is trying to preserve some of the marsh lands around us by turning them into walking trails to encourage people to enjoy them...and I definitely will!  I hope to walk this trail much more often in the future and will even use it for our family pictures from now on as it is so perfect!! I could let my imagination run wild here if I wanted to.  Animals that talk like the Chronicles of Narnia, trees that move and speak like those from Lord of the Rings, mystical kingdoms like Bridge to Terabithia etc.  So much fun!!  I gotta say....having something this beautiful just a few steps from my front door is why I love North Carolina so much!!!  SO much beauty all around and I love soaking it up! We surprised Joey by taking him on this trail on Father's Day and he was just as stoked as we were when we discovered it!








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19 comments:

  1. I wish we had a boardwalk trail around here. Your place looks so beautiful. Have fun exploring it!:)

    Oh btw, your mom is beautiful!

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  2. What a great discovery!!! I wish we had something close by like that - that is awesome! Have fun out there!!!

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  3. How awesome is that. So neat!!

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  4. Oh wow - what a discovery! So glad your mom was feeling adventurous. What a beautiful spot you found. Gorgeous pics!

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  5. How cool! As a kid we had tons of those kinds of trails and adventures. Being in the area of CA I'm in - no such luck.

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  6. That boardwalk looks awesome.

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  7. How awesome is that...even better, this has great potential for photography shoots!

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  8. How beautiful! There is something about the outdoors that is so relaxing and peacful.

    =)

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  9. So gorgeous--such beautiful and lush scenery! Your photos are fantastic!

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  10. So awesome!! I agree that is a great thing about living in NC!!!! In KY I lived in a city, but could still find the forrest easily. Here, not so much :(

    Lovely photos!!

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  11. I see another photo shoot location! How awesome! Love your family photos:-)

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  12. How fun! My boys (and girl) would love that =)
    Blessings,
    Linda
    www.homeschooling6.com

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  13. so fun! and what beautiful photos!

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  14. That looks like a great place to take photos! What a find! I love little trails like that. We have one in the greenbelt in our neighborhood. So fun to explore.

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  15. Oh, Casey, this is SO beautiful! Your words and the pictures! I read this book too in college and loved it! (love Daisey's sparkle silver shoes too!!)

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  16. Oh wow, so amazing to have that so close! Y'all are such a beautiful family...inside and out!

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  17. That place is AMAZING. Beautiful family captures too Casey!

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  18. That is a gorgeous find! Great photos, too!

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  19. this is so sweet. plus i love that book bridge to terabithia :) x

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