Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time for J.O.Y and Petit Jean State Park

This past weekend I spent my time at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean mountain. Camp Mitchell is an Episcopal camp where there is a lodge, chapel, cabins, farm, etc. Many events are held at Camp Mitchell from weddings to summer camp, but the event I was there for was Time For J.O.Y. Last year I was a retreatant at Time for J.O.Y. and I had such a moving experience I decided that I wanted to come back as a volunteer to work this year. I met a bunch of really wonderful ladies, reconnected with a few of the amazing ladies I met last year, and spent the weekend in one of the most beautiful and spiritual places that I've ever been. Last year I didn't get a chance to go on the hike to Cedar Falls in Petit Jean State Park, and this year I made sure to go. For anyone who lives in Arkansas: you need to make time for a visit. It's gorgeous. There is also a lodge (the Mather Lodge) if you want to grab a bite to eat before you leave. Here are just a few pictures I took from the Overlook Trail:

 

The two pictures below are the view from Grace Lodge at Camp Mitchell:



I hope that one say soon my husband and I can go back to Petit Jean State Park and go on the hike down to the falls. I think that scenic hike followed by lunch or dinner at the Mather Lodge would make a lovely date.

On a side (and completely unrelated note) I'm really excited that I got a guest blog post published yesterday. If you'd like to check it out you can find it here on my favorite cloth diaper blog, The Cloth Diaper Whisperer.