Cooking, Travel and just Other Stuff

You have to understand. I come from a line of very crafty people. My sister paints, one niece can knit anything out of a ball of yarn...oh and she paints and wood carves and makes jewelery. The other niece designs things and then sews them and then my great niece...well we will just call her insanely crafty. They all have blogs where they show all of their wonderful things they do. So, that brings me here. I decided I wanted a blog too, but what to write about. I'm not insanely crafty, can't paint, don't wood carve, tried knitting-didn't work....hummm, what do I do? Well, I like to cook and travel and eat, so I thought maybe we can start there. My blog will be about recipes I've made, places I go and restaurants I eat at with a few other things thrown in along the way. I've also heard that writing is good for you brain, so I figure-as I'm getting older now-this could be a good thing. So anyway, if you find my rantings worth commenting over, I'd love to hear from you. If I post a recipe you like, please let me know, other wise you can keep your opinions to yourself. This, after all, is my blog to make myself feel better, to try and compete with my family, because I don't do anything crafty.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hike to Hidden Falls

 Yesterday it was so beautiful we decided we would go on a hike. I had heard about Hidden Falls but we had never been. Hidden Falls is located off Highway 65 between the towns of Lincoln and Auburn. You drive through some of the most beautiful countryside around the rolling hills to get to the park. There is no admission fee to use the park. The parking lot was almost full when we got there, so obviously others had the same thought for the day. There are 11 different hikes that could be done by themselves or combined with each other to make longer hikes. We choose to do Poppy Trail (1 mile), Hidden Falls access trail (.5 mile) and Pond Turtle Road (1.1 miles). They ranged from moderate to difficult. There are trails for all abilities. Yesterday was the perfect temperature, about 70 degrees. I wouldn't want to do this hike if it was to much hotter. Great for spring and fall. There are lots of places to stop and have a picnic and if you have horses, this park is horse friendly. We will definitely do this again this spring. If you would like more information and maps you can visit the website at:

Hidden Falls


  1. What a nice day! Great pics too! Welcome to blog world.

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  3. Yay Rhonda! Can't wait to read more!