Hidden Waterfalls and Nature's Splendor
Having lived in this part of the state for about six years now, I have become very familiar with the territory. One of our favorite places to go is the beautiful Curt Gowdy State Park, halfway between Laramie and Cheyenne. Seriously, this place has it all for us; a lake to fish in, good camping spots, an archery range and a large array of mountain biking/hiking trails. And while we have spent much time here over the years, today brought us to a new area of the park that we had never before explored. And let me just say, the two and a half hours of hiking was completely worth it when we came upon the park's hidden waterfall!
While it is hard for me to pick a favorite place in Wyoming, this spot definitely makes the top ten list and I would encourage anyone to make the trek themselves. The hike was enjoyable and long, although I am pretty sure that is because I couldn't help but stop to take pictures of every pretty flower I saw (which was a lot). And, as most of my time in nature, it gave me the chance to think about something other than myself. A nice break that is something every person should experience from time to time.
The takeaway from this post is quite simple. I am coming to learn everyday that the world we live in, while corrupt and horrible as it may seem at times, continues to hold some beautiful surprises. As I get older I am really beginning to fully understand exactly what my parents meant when they told me that time would soon fly by. It certainly does. In fact, each and every day seems to be going by faster and faster. Which got me to thinking...Why do we wish our days away during the work week only to complain when another weekend has yet come and gone again? While I cannot promise I will quit wishing for shorter work weeks, I will try to enjoy every second I spend breathing on this Earth. If that means immersing myself in nature's beauty for a day then I will do so justly. After all, I am surrounded by beauty, why not stop and smell the roses?
So please, take the time to go out and experience the beauty of God's world. I can promise you that you will not regret it.
Until next time!
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