Sunday, November 08, 2009

Dreher Island State Park

Yesterday we decided to celebrate the beautiful sunshine by taking a trip to Dreher Island. This is a park on an island of Lake Murray that isn't too far from our house. We had a fabulous time!
First of all we played on the toys, and then headed over to the lake. Emily found many, many "treasures" and she and Scott decided next time they would return with their fishing poles. I think there was a bass fishing tournament going on the lake.
Then we took a nature walk on the Billy Dreher Trail. We enjoyed the beautiful colors of fall, and were surprised to see the remains of and old house (literally only some scattered brick and what was left of a chimney). Turns out this Mr. Dreher used to live in this house that was built back in 1856. There were some old metal pieces that Scott told Em must have belonged to Mr. Billy Dreher. Of course Emily wanted to know what happened to Billy. We told her that he was very old, and that he died. Well, that was it. For the rest of the trip she was fascinated with Billy, or as she called him, "poor Mr. Billy." She would see any litter on the ground and tell us about how Mr. Billy left it there. She saw a food wrapper and said, "Oh, that must have been Mr. Billy's!" Scott and I were cracking up the entire time.

The babies thought the nature walk was very cool too. They loved being outside. And they loved watching their big sister on her bike!


Justin said...

ok, I absolutely MUST see your adorable family at Christmas, even if I have to drive to Bakos to do it. I'll be in town from the 23rd to the 30th.

Adam said...

There's no helmet on that kid!

Do they have looser laws in SC?

Scott and Malisa Johnson said...

Thanks for the dates! I'm working with Becky on figuring out a date for possibly a meal at my parents house with the kiddos, and then Scott and I plan to head to Fresno by ourselves on a different date to hang with the tower folk like real adults!:)

We miss you all!