Saturday we, along with 6 other friends, loaded up and headed to F.D. Roosevelt State Park for a fun filled weekend of camping and hiking. Yes it was a bit chilly, but we were blessed with a beautiful weather with temps in the 50’s and sunny skies.
One of the reasons we chose F.D. Roosevelt State Park was for the 42 miles of hiking trails the park had to offer. We chose the 3.2 mile Mountain Creek Nature Trail to set out on for our day hike and we were not disappointed. As the name describes, the trail followed a winding creek through the winter’s leafless trees and thickets of dwarf rhododendron that lines the creek.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park also participates in “Tons of Fun” program sponsored by the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Every so often we can across a post that instructed us to do some sort of exercise. That’s me at the push-up station. Showing how it’s done!
The woods were beautiful and we were lucky enough to even see a bit of wild life during our hike.
Afterwards, we went back to our site to warm up a bit and then headed back out to do some Geocaching where I found my very first cache. I have to say, after you first find, you pretty much hooked. Can’t wait to go out and do it with the girls again.
As the sun started to set, we sat around the fire preparing our dinner time feast which included hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and a tossed salad.
After dinner, we all headed inside for a good night sleep.
The weekend was a lot of fun and I really love the fact that the kids are getting involved and even excited about hiking. Additionally, we have 2 new friends who have gotten into hiking as well.
Looking forward to our next adventure