Monday, September 02, 2002
I just got home a little while ago from Natural Bridge State Park in Eastern Kentucky. I went with Brian and his dad and stepmom. We left about 10AM and got back about 6PM. It was a lot of fun; however, Brian had told me that we weren't going to do any hiking, so I wore shoes not good for lots of walking. Guess what? We did lots of walking! I am so completely out of shape, I felt like an old lady! In fact, I think there were some old ladies out there in better shape than I was. We (Brian and I) rode the Skylift, which is like a ski lift that takes you very slowly up the mountain to the arch. It was OK going up, except that they stopped the cable every few minutes (I guess to let people on at either end), and when that happened, we were just hanging in the air, kinda bouncing and swinging. Very conducive to vertigo, if you're so inclined (I don't think that's a pun). It was fun, though. Less fun going back down, when you're facing out from the mountain and all you can see is sky and the ground way down there! One interesting thing--we got off the skylift at the top, and were entering the trail to the arch, when this woman coming toward the lift stopped me, showed me her hand, and said, "Look, my boyfriend just now proposed to me!"
We hit every souvenir shop on the way back to the highway, but (wisely) bought nothing. We also stopped at my parents' house on the way home (they live in Stanton, KY, about 10 miles from Natural Bridge). That was interesting--Dad was on good behavior, so things went smoothly. I'm one tired puppy right now, though, so I'm gonna sign off for now.