Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gooooood Time

As we said in an earlier post, this past weekend we did a family camping trip to Amnicon Falls State Park near Superior WI. Our youngest son is marrying in October and his fiancĂ©e works here, so her family and ours got together for a weekend of fun...and it was much fun...I think I gained 5 lbs over the weekend. We did a lot of our cooking in Dutch Ovens, and what wasn't cooked that way, the rest was cooked on the camp stove. There is something about cooking outdoors that makes the food even better. We had sour dough biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs, Peach and Strawberry cobbler, burgers and fresh fire fried potatoes, venison hot dish with salad and fruit, homemade Maple Nut Ice cream, Blueberry pancakes with bacon, toast and homemade jam and lots of other snacks. One 19 mile bike ride could not offset the massive amounts of food I ate this weekend...Tough! ! A goooood time was had.

I have been to the park a couple times, but this was the first time I really explored the area. One thing of note is that we have had several good rainfalls as of late, so the falls had an ample supply of water to fall. There are numerous falls in this area of the Amnicon River...too many to count.  It was some of the best scenery I have witnessed. I over a lady making her first trip to the park comment "The beauty here just never ends," and she was right. I have a very cheap camera I use for the bike bog stuff, so the pictures may leave some to be desired, but I am loading a bunch up anyway.  This photo above is Snake Pit falls and is one of the two falls some do the jump. It is illegal to the tune of $248.and some change.  

A person can crawl around the rocks as much as one likes, and there are a lot of rocks, but no jumping. 

Do not let anyone tell you these Anti Gravity chairs aren't comfortable as this was proved out when the evening turned to near morning.

Many people exchange their vows on The Horton Covered Bridge which crosses over the river between the Upper and Lower falls.


  1. I'm sitting here at work on my 7am break, and after your decription of food, I'm longing for lunch!!!! Wow you guys had the spread!!!
    Cool times!!!!
    Peace, Joboo

  2. Oh Yeah!!! Looks like you had a fantastic time. I've been by the State Park there a few times, but have never stopped. Your photos have convinced me to put that on my list!