Do you remember your first time visiting a natural wonder? I am not talking about the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls but your first lake, river, mountain or waterfall? My family camped when I was young and I remember lots of those moments. My parents would talk about such trips for weeks ahead of time. It got me very excited for the destination. Not so much the travel getting there.
Still, the first time I stood on the shore of Lake Ontario, looked out on the St. Lawrence River, breathed the fresh air of the Adirondack Mountains or saw the Atlantic Ocean are forever etched in my memory. Sharing those times with my parents mean even more to me now as they get close to their ninth decade of living.
This photo of Cowsheds Falls in Fillmore Glen State Park near Moravia, New York of a brother and sister seeing them for the first time got me reminiscing about the time when I first saw and was captivated by a waterfall.
How about you? What natural “wonders” do you recall seeing for the first time?