Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall Break Mini Vacation

Last week was fall break so we rented a cottage at F.D. Roosevelt State Park and invited our girls and grandchildren, that could, to go with us.

I love the old stone building where you check in.
The hanging light is so pretty.

In the back of the building, is an overlook.

Information sign

The days were cool so it was nice to have a fire in the fire ring, each day to roast marshmallows.

The girls (and boys) love to kayak. There's the runaway paddle boat. It didn't go far though, the breeze kelp pushing it back to shore.

My daughter, Susan and granddaughter, Morgan, laid down in their kayak's  and drifted all over the lake. The water was so pretty.

My grandsons JC and Joshua was fishing across the lake but you aren't able to see them. I love how the sun made the shadows of the trees on the ground.

The geese came out to meet us, really they just wanted to be fed.

We love this state park it's only a short drive from where we live, so we try to go as often as we can. It's always more exciting and enjoyable when the family can go with us. We all had a great time and didn't want to leave!

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. That does look a lovely place, and you had good weather too.

  2. Sylvia, That looked so fun. I would love to do something like that with my children again....we used to take a weekend fall foliage adventure when they were in school. Blessings for a wonderful week. xoxo, Susie

  3. This is a beautiful place! I do like the check in building with all the stone work. I loved it when I lived in Tennessee. There were state parks everywhere and one only about 5 miles from where I lived. I'm glad you had this get-away.

  4. That is a peaceful, beautiful, restful place. So happy you are able to enjoy it so often, and even better with the grandkids! So happy for you and your family to have that time together! What a blessing!

  5. Such a pretty park! All your pictures were so good, I could just imagine being there with you....especially sitting around the fire roasting marshmellows!! So glad you had this special time with your family.

  6. What a pretty, pretty place to spend time. It is beautiful there. How wonderful that you have family you love to share those special moments with. xo Diana

  7. Beautiful! Looks so restful, Sylvia.

  8. The park seems like the perfect family vacation spot. It's so nice to get away from all of the technology and enjoy nature as a family. What a great time of the year to go there!

  9. What pretty weather you had for your visit. The water looks so pretty and I love the mountain views. What a blessing to spend time together.

  10. Hi Sylvia, what a wonderful mini vacation. That building is absolutely gorgeous! It's so nice that you were able to make special memories with your family, I bet your grandsons enjoyed the fishing. It's nice that you have such beauty so close to you. Enjoy the rest of your week, Kelly.

  11. What a BEAUTIFUL place Sylvia! Oh and the special memories you created are just wonderfully priceless! :)
    Thanks for sharing your little getaway!
    Hugs, Amy

  12. Oh, I have a friend who goes there all the time but guess what, I have never been there! (I know that Callaway Gardens is nearby, I have been there twice in my life and thought it was beautiful.)
    Oh well, maybe I will get down there one day! :-)


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