Monday, February 14, 2011

Sharing my trip

I'm back!

Not only did I go on my get-away with friends, but I didn't get big lips or the flu (previous post) until I got back. I'm not complaining:) We arrived at the house just in time to unload the car and watch the beautiful sunset.

We were reminded that the heavens declare the glory of God, as we watched the sky change colors and the sun disappear from sight.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.    Psalm 19:1-4

It was nice not having a schedule. Our only plans were to have no plans. We were there for peace and quiet, and to fellowship as sisters in the Lord.

After breakfast we decided to go on a hike to Feather Falls. When we made the decision to go, we didn't realize it was a 10 mile hike, but we opted to go anyway after we found out. We were glad we did.

We crossed a few bridges.

Reminders that God is our bridge over troubled waters.

These waters weren't troubled, but without a bridge it would have been a lot of trouble to cross them.

It was five miles to the falls, but it was worth the hike, and singing praise songs along the way made the time seem to go faster.

" Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me." Psalm 42: 7

I loved the way the water looked as it fell on the rocks...

The Feather River snaked through the canyon below us.

 We passed some other brave souls who told us they saw a bunch of lady bugs on the lower trail, so we decided to go back the way they came. What we didn't realize is that it was uphill almost all the way!

We found the ladybugs. They were in bunches on the moss covered rocks.
My camera didn't capture these little ladies very well, but you get the idea...lots of lady bugs!

We passed this log on our way back and decided to cross it instead of staying on the trail.
Hey, we're over 50, and sometimes we need to veer off the trail and remember what it's like to take chances...even small ones.
(no one fell)

The last mile was hard...really hard. Uphill all the way. So we did what no survival books would tell you to do (except the Bible), we started praising God.

Before we knew it, we were back at the parking lot where we started five hours earlier.

We drove out about an hour before dark...thankful that we went.

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