Hubby and I headed out for a long weekend last week...we camped in Ohiopyle State Park. We had a blast. This was the first time we had ever camped just the two of us.
We hiked all day on Saturday...hitting 8 miles of trails...the afternoon trail was nearly the end of me. It was listed as easy and we were supposed to see Cascade Falls. The hike was not easy...it had steep rocky inclines and the falls were not worth the 2 hour hike to get there...and then the rest of the hike was a steep incline that even my husband got winded over...me...I was afraid to stop thinking I would never want to start up again...but we finished the hike and then settled in along the creek and put our tired feet in the freezing water...which revitalized us immensely.
We head back to our campsite, took hot showers and were ready for a great dinner cooked over the fire and shared a bottle of wine. And of course marshmallows over the fire...nothing better!
Sunday we rented bikes and rode 20 miles - yes 20 miles! I impressed even myself with that one! We worked up a good sweat, ate a picnic along the river and took a trip to a local winey. Then a short hike to Cucumber Falls and then a trip to a local pub for some microbrews and to listen to a great 3 member band who played oldies like James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet...a great day!
Monday we headed to see Fallingwater - Frank Lloyd Wright's design for the Kauffman department store family...The house is built into the stone of the mountain over a waterfall...the water runs right though the foundation of the house...it was wonderful and had all the origial furnishings and art from the original owners...the scultures were fabulous and had several Picasso's. The tour was great.