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A Walk in the Park

As I wrote in my previous blog post , we attended a family reunion at Bald Eagle State Park.  On Saturday, July 9, Bob, his sister Cynthia and I went for a drive to nearby Bellefonte, PA.

Cynthia discovered the opportunity for free distillery tours, on Saturdays only, for guests of The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, while reading the Nature Inn’s “welcome to Nature Inn” book in her room. Our destination in Bellefonte was Big Spring Spirits.

While Bob and Cynthia sampled adult beverages, I went for a walk in Talleyrand Park. Bob and I took a walk in this park two years ago, when we attended the Bell Family reunion for the first time. The park was beautiful two years ago.  The park is still beautiful!

_LG23757 4x6Big Spring Spirits is located in the red brick building.
I walked across the railroad tracks into Talleyrand Park.

_LG23759 4x6Spring Creek runs through Talleyrand Park.

_LG23764 4x6George Grey Barnard Sculpture Garden

According to a nearby sign, the George Grey Barnard Sculpture Garden was formerly a gas station.  The site was donated by Gulf Oil Corporation in 1978.  In 1983, the Talleyrand Park Citizens Committee installed the bust of Lincoln, cast from the original plaster head sculpted in 1917 by the famous sculptor George Grey Barnard (1863-1938).

_LG23780 4x6A suspension bridge crosses Spring Creek.

I enjoyed watching the ducks, during my walk through the park.

_LG23771 4x6I wasn’t alone.  Others enjoyed watching the ducks as well.

_LG23767 4x6a Mama Mallard Duck and a Duckling

_LG23778 4X6Talleyrand Park features a small waterfall on Spring Creek.

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This brick walkway is just as beautiful, as it was 2 years ago.

As I reached the end of the park, I received a message from Bob. Bob asked “Are you hungry? We’re having a snack.” I telephoned Bob and told him I would return to the distillery in about 15 minutes, to please save some of the bread, meats and cheeses for me.

20160709_163304925_iOS 4x6I joined Cynthia and Bob for a light snack at Big Spring Spirits.

From Bellefonte we made our way back to The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, arriving there around 2:00 pm.

One Response to “A Walk in the Park”

  1. seniorhiker

    I hope Bob and his sister did save some snack for you, but I think I would have chosen a walk in this beautiful park over the adult beverages as well.

    Reply

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