a little adventure

On Monday, we went on an Autumn Jaunt with some friends to Noccalula Falls, in Alabama.

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What we grown-ups may call an excursion or a day-trip, the boys call an adventure, and who can argue with them? There was a train ride, a playground, a rock garden, a mini-zoo with a lion and foxes and deer and ponies and rabbits and lemurs and more, 18th-century buildings and more beautiful fall scenery than you could shake a stick at.

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The falls are named after a Native American princess who, according to legend, threw herself off the 100-ft cataract onto the rocks below to escape an arranged marriage.

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There is a statue of her, there, eternally poised mid-jump. Ephraim was a little concerned for her.

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Thanks for the visit, Noccalula Falls! We’ll be back.

a little adventure

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