The ranger was great. Very helpful. Actually, she was too helpful, because one minute I was getting a map of bike routes and the next, the boys and I, armed with a combination lock, were taking the driving tour. In fact, Gilligan's Island comes to mind because it was three hours later that I deposited the aforementioned lock on the park rangers desk.
Swamp was used as part of the Underground Railroad
The ranger said it was a 20 minute tour. It's quite apparent that she doesn't know me very well. I love nature. I love adventures. I love looking at nature during an adventure. And that's what we did.
Here's a few SOOCs.
This how the drive looked when we entered. And no I didn't stop driving to take this.
According to the park rangers, the black bears have been bored lately.
My fearless black bear hunters.
Proof of the elusive black bears.
I told the boys these guys were waiting for our car to break down. I was only half joking.
The lake spans 2-3 miles and is only 7 feet at its deepest.
RePete tries out the binoculars.
I caught Pete adding liquid to the lake. He's saying, "Hey!" in an "Aww Mom" sort of way.