After the finish we headed to our hotel in Commerce. About halfway there, I crested a hill with about 3 other cars, doing about 3.76 over the speed limit, we all saw the cop on the side of the road and let off the gas. He pulled out and was behind us in a flash. He followed us for a mile, in the left lane, while we were in the right. Then he got behind us, then came the blue lights. Dang it.
It turns out that we have a headlight out on the van and that is why he pulled us over. I'm not sure why he followed me for so long, but I suppose he was hoping I would break some more laws..
He let me go with a handshake once he found out that I was squeaky clean.
We climbed around the waterfall, waded in the cold water, drove around campus reliving memories. Then we headed north. We were thinking about hiking down to Panther Creek Falls, couldn't remember the distance. It turns out that it is 3.3 miles one way, so we kept driving to Tallulah Falls.
Back in the day, a person could park in the dirt lot, hike down to Bridal Veil Falls and swim or hike up the river. Not anymore. Now you have to pay $5 to park at the Interpretive Center, and then hike a couple thousand stairs. It was fun being in the gorge again, fun showing the kid the 60 foot cliff I used to jump off of, but that trail was not fun.....
|Too Many Signs|
That was an experience I will never forget. Hanging out on the side of an 800 ft cliff for 6.5 hrs.
Another place with a lot of memories and exciting to share the experience with the kid.
After the hike, we headed home, tired.