Table Rock State Park

IMG_9364I have visited Table Rock State Park on so many occasions, but apparently, I’ve been entering through the wrong gate.

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IMG_9370I can’t get over these views.

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IMG_9377I’ve been entering through the West Gate that leads to the lake, playground and hiking trail. While I love those areas, I could kick myself for missing the Visitors Center!

IMG_9379When I was in college, my dream was to live in a log cabin. My friends and I used to hike every week. I wanted to graduate, marry and live in the middle of the woods. You know, in a place where you have to drive thirty minutes just to get to a store.

IMG_9380Saturday, I had an entire day planned by the water at Table Rock. I probably don’t need to tell you that we spent the majority of our time in this spot. The boys enjoyed it as much as I did.

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IMG_9382This was my favorite view for obvious reasons. Look at the skyline. We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather. I’m not going to call it perfect because it was a TAD too hot for my taste (and by tad I mean, WAY TOO HOT), but it was definitely a beautiful day.

IMG_9384Always looking for fish.

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IMG_9389We did FINALLY pull ourselves away. Up next was the waterfall…

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IMG_9406They changed into their swimsuits and geared up for some time in the river.

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IMG_9399We woke up Saturday morning and headed to Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest to get these guys new KEEN shoes for these type trips.  They love them, but what’s the first thing they did when they hit the water? Kicked off the shoes! And what’s the FIRST thing that happened?!? Preston slips on a rock… don’t worry, he wasn’t hurt. Of course, if he had been wearing his shoes, that wouldn’t have happened. They both put them back on pretty quickly!

We didn’t end up staying at the falls too long because there was a poisonous snake lurking around. Needless to say, that made our time a lot less fun.

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IMG_9409Unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy the lake this trip. The Rangers were closing things up by the time we got there. We’ll definitely have to go back. The kids want to rent a kayak next time.

Did you guys enjoy your Labor Day? I worked till about noon and then spent the remainder of the day by the pool. It was very relaxing. We’re going to try and keep the pool open through October.

Our schedule this week isn’t too busy, thank goodness. JP goes to his homeschool class for the first time Thursday. I’m pretty excited about it but he’s a nervous wreck. He’s never been one for change and isn’t looking forward to “meeting new people.” I’ll keep you guys updated as to how that goes.

Friday we have a fun little (mini) day trip planned. Stay tuned for more…

*Thank you to SC State Parks & Mast General Store for sponsoring this post*

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