On our second full day in Sunriver we drove up to Smith Rock State Park. Since I was traveling with Gimpy, Gimpier and Gimpiest we really didn’t do any hiking, we just walked a little ways up a path so that I could photograph some of the vegetation in the park.
Holy smokes it was hot out there. I was so surprised when Crystal laid down in shade. Her tootsies were a little sore after walking on the trails in Sunriver.
I was glad that we brought water and had air conditioning because the two dogs sprawled out and drank a lot of water when I got them back into the car.
The very best story of the day happened when I HAD to have a photo of the cat tails. The marsh was in the center of a field and I had to go to the end of the marsh and shoot back. I just had to. I jumped a small ditch to start walking out into the field and as I headed out there, the thought of snakes briefly crossed my mind. I got to the end of the marsh and moved in to find my shot. On the sec on click a snake slithered beside me into the marsh. I jumped, screamed and nearly pee’d my pants. I hate snakes. I realized screaming wouldn’t do me any good because every one else was on the other side of the field sitting in an air conditioned car with the windows up. I fought my desire to get the hell out of dodge and got the photos that I wanted. It wasn’t until we were driving home that Karen read that yes, there are rattlesnakes in the park.
The park was beautiful. I would have loved to hike around a bit more, but the snake thing cured me of that.