Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mountain Picnic

On Saturday, the whole family got together for a picnic at the base of the mountains. This park is maintained by the city of Loveland and is a great historical park. It used to be a power plant but was ruined by a flood. It now has picnic tables, playground equipment, walking paths over bridges and so much more! They have two spots that you can reserve for things to, but we were just doing the "FREE" casual thing! The picture above is the view up the mountain from the park, and below is the sign placed in front of the old generators.
These are the old generators which they have left here in the park. I think it's cool to look at them and think of what was once here. It's amazing what kind of damage water can do...especially when it's running down the mountains at great speed!

This is a neat little nature building. Inside they have glass covered shelves that show local wildlife, insects, trees and etc. They also teach the differences between the North and South facing slopes. Pretty cool stuff!

And, my favorite part of the park is the Big Thompson River that flows right through it! The sound of the water rushing through is so beautiful! If that was right out my bedroom window, I would sleep like a baby every night! The water is so crystal clear and beautiful! Our picnic table was just above this spot on the river, and it was such a lovely lunch!

I can't tell you how hard it was to leave the park, but we were going up to Estes Park and the Summit of the Rocky Mountain National Park, so I was looking forward to that. Those pictures will come soon!


  1. Those pics are wonderful. I could almost hear that rushing water! Would love to visit there.

  2. Seems to me the flood improved the site - I like this park better than some old power plant! The river is spectacular. I agree I'd love to have that sound of water rushing outside my window. The smell of fresh air must have also been refreshing. Great pictures!

  3. We went to that park all of the time! It was so close to our house... we lived on the far west end of Loveland, right behind Group Publishing. It was the last neighborhood on the way out of Loveland. (Besides the neighborhood up on the hill)

    I loved the pictures so much, but they did make me cry. I miss it there so much! Thank you for sharing them.

    It sounds like you guys had a wonderful trip!! :)

  4. I thought of you Shirley, as I was posting these. I almost didn't because I knew they were going to make you miss it. I had a beautiful picture of Loveland Lake that I chose NOT to post. I'm so sorry. If I could get us both back up there, I would!

  5. I love seeing your great pics:) Thank You for sharing. Looks like a wonderful time.