“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharial Nehru
– Jawaharial Nehru
We walked around our neighborhood on Thursday evening and saw this neat log cabin.
|Log cabin in Greensburg, PA|
|Log cabin from the back|
|Outside balcony of Kentuck Knob|
|View from lookout at Kentuck Knob|
|Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State Park|
Then we stopped in Ohiopyle and saw this small waterfall right in town. Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater are only about 15 minutes apart.
After lunch at a local bakery/sandwich shop, we decided to make one more stop before heading on to Fallingwater. We were walking down an incline and there was a curb in a strange place that I didn't see. Well, I went down - hard. My right ankle is swollen while my left hand and knee will heal in a few days. When we got to Fallingwater, the check-in ladies called the Security Director/First Aid Man Extraordinaire. He bandaged my knee and applied ice to my ankle before bandaging it.
The best part of all this is that I did not miss the tour! We were given a shuttle ride to and from the house (about 1/4 mile each way). I hobbled around for the tour and the 100 steps were painful. However, I was able to sit down in almost every room - this in a museum-like house where you can't touch anything! The staff was great - this evidently is procedure for them.
Fallingwater is in a watershed created by the Appalachian Mountains, and it is incredible - oh, how I wanted to take photos inside. The use of lines, shapes, the stone, the wood...everything! I did not know that there are actually 2 residences. The guest house is above the family home. It was entertaining to hear the stories of the house being designed and built. And I loved seeing the corner windows open in such a way that there was no obstruction to the outside. Wow!
Can you imagine being in your living room, opening a couple of small glass doors, pushing back some horizontal glass, and walking down your own personal steps to the water?! Unbelievable but we saw it!
|Fallingwater - the steps to the water|
It was a really good day. The rain stopped and we even saw the sun. Tomorrow is a travel day. I'm hopeful that I'll have good use of my ankle soon. I'm very grateful that I was able to tour Fallingwater.