Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, Alabama
Today was a little sight seeing, visiting with old friend John and golf practice. This mornings roaming include just about all of the park. First off I happened upon the dam that forms one of the lakes and the lake downstream from the dam was very pretty. The campers here tell me that two weeks ago the leaves were at the peak color. They are pretty nice now. This is a very popular place for bike riders to ride after work. It seemed like there was 50 or so riders today including one fool out after dark without lights.
A bit further along a one lane road was Peavine Falls. The trail to the falls was very nice and wide, with mostly a gentle grade to it until right at the falls. It is an older trail as the sign will tell you. The walk was extremely pleasant and refreshing.
The falls itself was in severe need of some water. Old friend John says they have near no rain in several months. He lives a couple of miles from here. In this picture, taken from above, the falls are on the right of the picture hidden by shrubbery. It is only a small amount of water falling. It was not enough to be able to get the falls to show in a picture.
From this pleasant experience we go to the golf practice area to create laughter by trying to hit golf balls well. Even the birds were giggling at me. The earthworms were definitely not looking up out of their holes for fear for their lives. The practice facility even leaves lights on at night so you can practice after dark. By then it is too chilly for me.
Then after dark I went to friend John’s house to visit with the family. I was able to get one picture of John and Gail and grandchild Lily. We had a fabulous visit and Gail served up a delicious supper of which I ate so much I did not have room for the cherry pie later. We talked over some old times and some new times. John has had a lot of medical troubles, but seems to be doing well now. At this moment we are even going to try to play golf tomorrow. They will have a landscape crew on site early Saturday to repair the damage from our efforts.