After several very cold days, it turned warm here Saturday. Wednesday overnight was 12 degrees, and it did not warm up into much over the upper 30s for Thursday and Friday. When Saturday dawned warm and sunny, it felt great.
I called up a friend and we made a date to grab coffee, and head to the Library and browse in the sunny foyer for 50 cent paperbacks. Each of us found some good reading material and piled into my car for the next stop: Watson Mill Bridge State Park.
"The park contains 1,018 acres. Features include the historical covered bridge which is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1885. The South Fork river flows through the middle of the park and is fed by many small creeks and streams. The general character of the park features the natural resources of the area in addition to its historical resources. There are several miles of nature trails and hiking trails as well as 12 miles of horse trails."
We chose to sit on the warm granite by the river and listen to the waterfall flow under the covered bridge. I watched the eagles soar overhead, watched the spray fly over the rocks, watched children splash in the pools, watched bike riders thump across the bridge.
We spent about an hour and then returned to town for our chores and Saturday commitments. But what a wonderful respite, and a fantastic getaway right at our door in Comer.
Left, water tumbling over the waterfall is reflected in the bright sun, making little starbursts for the camera