Monday, September 13, 2010

Peck A Day

Labor Day weekend
Courtney, Dave and Lawson
were visiting Berry

Lawson has had a fascination with
waterfalls for the last year
Most of the waterfalls that Lawson
comes in contact with are man made
He has seen a few real waterfalls
and been very impressed

We had mentioned several times
that there was a waterfall in Berry
Courtney had been to it at least two
times but she did not remember it

We decided Sunday afternoon to try to find
Peck A Day
it had been "many" years since we
had gone on the adventure of
Peck A Day

we had to get Courtney and Dave
"suited up"
They only came prepared for church and swimming
We found a pair of Josh's cleats
from his high school baseball days
found a pair of John's "over the calf" boot socks
(for ticks and briers)
and Dave got suited up
Then....Courtney went hunting in
the closet in her room
found her once very fashionable
Columbia hiking boots
I got her a pair of socks
and she got suited up
Courtney looked especially fashionable
wearing her socks and hiking boots with
her leggings

So we took out to try and find Peck A Day
The county had reworked the roads and several
gas wells made everything look so
After a very pretty drive
through the "forest"
as Lawson calls it
where we saw deer and turkey
John and I thought we recognized the spot
to go into the woods for the hike to the waterfall

John told us to wait while he found
the trail
No need in us all going

we waited
and waited
it was hot
it was getting hotter
we decided to get back into the truck
John had locked the truck
he doesn't lock the truck at home
we were really hot
we found a spot in the edge
of the woods
it was a little cooler
time was passing
no John
I yelled for John several times
Lawson kept leaning forward
putting his hands to his mouth
and yelling
Dave whistled for John
Lawson tried whistling for Pop
I was getting a little worried

Time passed
still no John
my statement
He better not have gotten off
in the woods and fell
guess what
none of us had our phones
were locked up in the truck

I told Courtney and Dave
very seriously
if we had to go walk
to get help
we were all putting our clothes together
to make one person
not look like
a big ole

here comes John
we were at the wrong place

We went down the road
about a half mile
we were at the right place
and John found the path quickly
but we stayed in the truck
the air conditioner
he found the trail

off we went
it is a little tricky at a few spots
but Law man
though it was a great adventure

The waterfall was the smallest
I have ever seen it
it had not rained here
in a while

was pretty impressed

A little
Peck A Day

According to what I have always been told
there was a grist mill
up stream from the falls
owned by the town's doctor
Dr. Wright
The mill could do about a
peck of corn a day
it has always been called
Peck A Day

My next adventure
I want to go above the fall
and see if any thing remains
of the grist mill


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sue said...

You know I have been in Berry 35 years and never been to peck a day. We will go some day if you can find your way back. I remember the kids talking about how cold the water is.