I always come across several travel pictures or magazines where I mentally make a note and tell myself, “I HAVE to go here one day”. Or sometimes I come across these beautiful scenic pictures and think to myself that it would be a dream to actually go to that place one day. And sometimes when you do come across a place that beautiful, you just think to yourself, what a dream. I have so much more appreciation now for these places and views, probably because a lof of us spend so much time indoors, in front of our computer (as I’m doing now), and not taking the time to go outdoors and explore a little more.
With that being said, take the time to see the world outdoors, and don’t back down from a nice little adventure!
Beginning the hike.
We found a tightrope linking one mountain to another, and I couldn’t pass up on a little adrenaline rush! Probably somewhat dangerous since there was no safety harness and this hasn’t been in use for a while.
I spy…me, my sister, and my cousin! Do you see us? We’re near the fence almost in the center of the picture…my aunt took this picture of us-we were walking a bit fast in our excitement to see what was at the end of the trail!
Just a little more rock climbing….
A little misty shower after a long hike. I don’t know what is, but waterfalls are just so mystical for some reason.
And being the foreigners we are, of course we’re going to jump in!
Heading back down the trail for another waterfall! This is like the hidden gem of the entire trail, in my opinion. And I literally mean, hidden. It’s tucked away behind all of the trees and bushes, and you have to climb down this rope to get to the bottom.
This waterfall is a lot deeper than the first one, so we actually got to go swimming!
And of course, watch some of the older men (who come here on a daily basis) sit in the waterfalls and do some diving.
On the drive home…this is what they call a “green tunnel” because all of the trees drape their branches over the road, and it almost seems like a tunnel when you look down the road.
“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.” ~Fulton J. Sheen