Sounds ominous, doesn't it?!
We actually had a lot of fun. I was feeling guilty that my 2 boys had not gotten to go on a trip or do much this summer, and we well, you know, went to Italy...so yeah, I thought a close equivalent would be a trip to Turner Falls for them. NOT. But it's a fun place to go for a few hours and swim, hike, and float down little streams.
I've been away from Turner Falls for about 30 years, I would guess, having been there several times in the 70's with my family. It was almost like stepping back into the 70's - cheesy wooden signs and stuff, still needs to be cleaned up in some areas, and the only difference I noticed was that you cannot swim underneath the falls and let them pound on your head anymore. It's roped off for safety reasons. That was a big thrill back then, being brave enough to swim near the falls and let them give you a headache!
Anyway, still lots of fun, and after being dumped by the three older boys, I hung out with the 15 yr. olds, giving them a little distance...
One of the best parts of the day was eating dinner at the Arbuckle Fried Pie place right off Exit 51 after exiting Turner Falls. I got a Spinach/mushroom/potato and an Apricot pie for dessert. Delicious! Got a discount, too, since we ended up ordering a dozen with my crew!
This is one of my favorites of the day because as I was taking a picture of my oldest going off the slide, my youngest jumped off the diving board (foreground) at the same time! Crazy! I couldn't get that again if I tried!
My boys and their friends!
My two - only picture of them together and it wasn't easy to get!!!