Instead (despite not feeling great ;) ) I decided to go on a short hike. The weather wasn't too bad after all and I wanted to be outside. So, while driving through Nelsonville I saw the sign for Burr Oak State Park and took the turn. I've never been to this park before and I will be back.
I was only able to explore a VERY small section of the park but it was so worth it! The area I discovered was the Tom Jenkins Dam. The Dam was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The lake is lovely and has hiking trails around it. I went on a short hike/walk, but with muddy conditions; not feeling well; and my stupid bum knee; I really wasn't up for a long journey. However, I did get a few (60 total) shots around the area and had to share them. After a little editing, here they are!
In my estimation, this was the perfect ending to 2011. It has not been a great year. No, that's not true. It has been another TERRIBLE year, but I am determined to make 2012 a great year. So, ending 2011 with a bit of my favorite things: family, photos and NATURE (thanks God!) was a wonderful send off.
Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely New Year's Eve! Most importantly though, I hope 2012 is filled with adventure, excitement, and Love. I know I'm excited for it. A new baby in May (Logan Max, my newest nephew!!!!!) and so much more to look forward to. I will strive to be positive, keep growing in the things I love and put the old aside. Most of all I will pray not for the same old, same old of healing (that's not working anyway) but just for an answer. God's Blessings to all in this new venture!