Some of our parks are not exotic destinations, but rather small pockets of greenspace in their community that offer outdoor leisure to the locals. Most of these parks would not be on a vacation list, but they make for perfectly acceptable ways to spend some time in the sun amongst friends.
Every time I exit the state northbound, I inevitably drive by the Tellus Museum, and see the billboards proudly boasting about dinosaurs, and I think to myself, “why haven’t we visited the Tellus yet?!”. Finally on a quiet summer afternoon, my husband and I set out for an “adventure date” and checked the Tellus off the Adventure map.
Helton Creek is my favorite kind of falls – loud, imposing, stacked rock that rises into the sky, the kind of place that I could spend for hours, listening to the water as it plunges into the pool below. The white noise is captivating, and seems to help clear some of the static from day-to-day life.