The weather was tremendous, 80 degrees on Saturday and chili enough to use a sleeping a bag with 3 people in the tent. Alley Springs provided the main flow with a gush of cold rushing water, bluffs with carved out pocks loomed over us only to give way to lowlands. Just past Shawnee Creek we found a gravel bar to make camp, to Sophia's delight it was almost all sand! We were treated to tremendous show of fireflies as we ate dinner and skipped rocks. I put a popper on the fly rod and found some blue gill near a brush pile under water. A very comfortable evening was had by all.
We woke to some thunderstorms. Changes in the weather can add a sense of excitement. The darkening clouds and strange light allowed us to see our surroundings in a different aura. The rain was sporadic and gave way to sun as the morning turned to afternoon.
After we got off the water and grabbed a burger in Eminence we began our journey home. We passed a sign notating "Rocky Falls", I had been there on two previous occasions but Sophia and Kelli had never taken in these sights. We decided go for it while we were in the area. Sophia was amazed at the rushing water! We spent the afternoon playing and exploring the falls. This capped off our trip in a fun fashion.