You never know what you might discover while taking a road trip on a Saturday afternoon in Southern Illinois. On a drive to explore Stephen A. Forbes State Park, near Kinmundy, we came upon an unexpected sight. Imagine my surprise when we saw these lovely ladies celebrating in one of the picnic areas. They were having such fun, it was one of those moments you can't quite explain. It also gave me one of my favorite photos.
Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, the park is a beautiful spot. There are several picnic areas, a clean swimming beach, a marina and campgrounds.
We didn't pack a lunch, but we found sitting near the water, eating fritters from the restaurant at the marina a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
I am linking to Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to stop in and say hello!