Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ah, Wilderness

Hubby and I just got back from the postponed trip to Hodges Garden State Park. We stayed overnight in a log cabin nestled along a lake in the pine woods of northwest Louisiana. It was nice to get away from the bustle of everyday life, and watch the geese swim along the lake, the bluebird perch on the mailbox at the park entrance, the eagles soar over the pines, and Property Brothers on the 26 inch satellite TV in the cabin’s combined kitchen/dining/living room.

State parks are not what they used to be. In addition to the TV, our cabin had a DVD player and wireless internet access, as well as the more common microwave and coffee maker in the well-equipped kitchen. 

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to spend as much time outdoors as we expected, since it rained off and on. We got to take a cursory tour of the gardens and to feed the geese leftover breakfast biscuits, but not to walk along the several hiking trails the park boasts. We’re thinking of going back for a longer trip before the weather heats up. In the meantime, we did get a few pictures.

(If you click on the pictures, you can see a larger version and they don't look so dark.)

View from our cabin porch

Entrance to the gardens

Entrance to the main garden

Dogwood tree in bloom

View from the lookout point



No comments:

Post a Comment