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!
Big Spring Spirits is located in the red brick building.
I walked across the railroad tracks into Talleyrand Park.
Spring Creek runs through Talleyrand Park.
George 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).
A suspension bridge crosses Spring Creek.
I enjoyed watching the ducks, during my walk through the park.
I wasn’t alone. Others enjoyed watching the ducks as well.
a Mama Mallard Duck and a Duckling
Talleyrand Park features a small waterfall on Spring Creek.
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.
I 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.