Sunday, February 05, 2006

Weekend Outing

William was on his way to SC from PA yesterday and called to see if I wanted to meet him. I drove up to Lexington and picked him up and we took his son Ray,DIL Sharon and grandson Wayne out to dinner. Had a great time! This morning we load up my van with more items to bring here. (and I mean its loaded!) On the way back to William's truck he ask if I want to go to Boone's Cave for a short hike. We had been there 3 years ago but that was by canoe. We came down the Yadkin river on a 6 hour trip and pulled at Boone's Cave. That was in summer 80 degree weather. Today was 34 degrees and windy but fun.

Boone's Cave Park- The great hunter and pioneer hero Daniel Boone was only 16 when his family settled on the banks of the Yadkin River in the spring of 1750. Visit this 110-acre park that many believe to be the site of the Boone family homestead overlooking the river. The park includes a picnic area, several hiking trails and a small cave thought to be Daniel Boone's hideout. Some three dozen species of native wildflowers can be seen here including Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel and, at 154 feet, the state's tallest Eastern Cottonwood tree. Boone's Cave Park is near the small community of Churchland in Davidson County




William was talking to his son Ray on his cellphone (headset is what you see hanging from side of his head LOL) when I called for him to turn around thus the "what?" look on his face.

This is a view of the Yadkin River before we start down to the cave.William is still talking on cellphone when I call to him to look up. Ray told him to tell me just take a picture of his backside. LOL This is the steps the park built so no one would have to slide down or crawl up the side of the hill . Nice!!This is Boone's Cave. William started to go back in it but saw a bear track in the mud and changed his mind. I hate being closed in so this is as close as I got to entrance.There use to be a lovely old home at the top of the hill built in the early 1900's but thanks to an arson its gone. In the past year they have put up a gate to keep people out after dark, built a nice picnic shelter overlooking the river, built restrooms, and added a caretakers cabin at the entrance. We want to go back this summer when its warm enough to canoe.


4 comments:

ms*robyn said...

what a great place, Peggy. We don't have bears here and there is no way I would have gone into that cave either.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I love rivers. They call out to be explored. Oh to slip my canoe in this one and see what I can see. And dream of Daniel Boone having once been here. Even Canadian kids revere Daniel Boone, long before they learn of the heroic and romantic figures who exlored and settled Canada.

Your Winter looks like Fall to me. We had over 45 cm (a foot is 30 cm)of snow yesterday and with a wind wonderful sculpted drifts. Snoeshoeing today, for sure!!

judypatooote said...

Beautiful pictures Peggy.....

Maggie Ann said...

Peggy, I'm eagerly scrolling through your interesting pictures and comments. Thanks for taking us along...well sort of...smile. Great post! Blessings to you dear lady.