Riding With Us Can Be An Adventure

Dunn's Falls, Enterprise, Mississippi.  April, 2008.

Dunn's Falls, Enterprise, Mississippi. April, 2008.

Traveling with Betsy and me can be an exciting adventure.  We like to take back roads whenever possible, but even when we drive the interstate unexpected adventures can occur.

Last April Betsy and I drove to Texas to visit her two sons who lived near Houston and Galveston at the time.  We invited Betsy’s third son, Jeff, who lives in Chattanooga to go along with us so he could visit his brothers.

Because of the length of the trip we decided to take the fastest route, which meant we were on the interstate from Chattanooga to Houston.  The ride was very uneventful until we got near Enterprise, Mississippi.  We were tooling along (at the speed limit) when we saw one of those brown attraction signs that said ‘Dunns Falls.

We looked at each other and wondered aloud if Dunns Falls could be a waterfall — we didn’t have any Mississippi waterfalls in our collection.  We didn’t have much time to make a decision, but deciding that a town with that name would be on a green sign, we turned off the interstate and began following the signs.

I’m not sure what Jeff thought, but after about ten minutes we arrived at Dunns Falls Water Park.  From the road all we could see was a large pond and what appeared to be a grist mill.  But nothing ventured, nothing gained.  We paid the small entrance fee, entered the park and found the waterfall pictured above.  Another beauty for our collection.

If you would like to see more pictures of Dunns Falls, click HERE.


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23 Responses to “Riding With Us Can Be An Adventure”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Great find George. LOL George I thought I was the only person who got up at these early hours. Hope you have a great Monday.

  2. Suz Says:

    That is really pretty…it is always nice when you can take the time to see something unexpected.
    At least that is what I am trying to teach to my husband!!

  3. Louise Cannon Says:

    I love that you “collect” waterfalls. This is a terrific one!

  4. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Glad you were able to find a Mississippi falls and put it in your library.

  5. Pat - Arkansas Says:

    Some “Enterprising” person created a very nice waterfall. Whodathunk there was a waterfall in Mississippi?

  6. Carla Says:

    Very pretty! I like Mississippi. My Dad was born there.

  7. Susie Says:

    I looked at all the other photos and it sure looks like a nice place to visit. Is Enterprise in the southern part of MS?

  8. connie Says:

    I have found many exciting things in out of the way places.

  9. Shelley Says:

    A great waterfall to add to your collection! I love unexpected surprises on a road trip!

  10. Tina Says:

    You said it, nothing ventured nothing gained…and this was definitely a worthwhile side trip!! 🙂

  11. Mildred Says:

    What an unexpected surprise! Very pretty.

  12. Valkyrien Says:

    That is a beautiful waterfall! Sometimes it pays off to take back roads! Was it over 300 waterfalls you have? Nice!

  13. Josephine Says:

    The BEST “finds” are usually tucked away, far from the interstates, yet a gem awaiting discovery, if you just veer off and follow the signs a few miles…
    The locals always know abou them, sometimes they are on the map , sometimes not.
    What a wonderful little jewel you came upon, thanks so much for sharing all your trips, and “finds” with us 😉

  14. Happyone Says:

    We like taking back roads too whenever we can.
    What a beautiful water fall you came across.

  15. Tarolino, Finland Says:

    You are a person after my own heart and got awarded with a wonderful sight. I too often turn of the beaten track into the unknown (even without a promise of a particular attraction) out of pure curiosity and sometimes it pays off. Mostly I do this when on my own because other people cannot understand this folly of mine as I do it on foot too and have known to become lost on occaisions.

  16. theArthurClan Says:

    That’s awesome George! Good for you taking the time to go off the beaten track for a beautiful photo. 🙂

  17. Carletta Says:

    This is my third time trying to leave a comment. Explorer kept closing on it. 😦

    What I wanted to say it’s those road that we unexpectedly come upon and take that make all the difference.
    This shot is beautiful!

  18. happilyretired Says:

    Expected roads are adventures aren’t they! This waterfall is a lovely addition to your collection for sure ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  19. Jen S Says:

    I like your adventurous spirit.

  20. Tootie Says:

    Now, I think you and Betsy have some really neat adventures! 🙂 The falls is very pretty.

    I love your roses in your collage too. I can almost smell them.

  21. Carrizo Says:

    Wow. Your “collection” about water falls is very exiting. This one was very pretty to admire.


  22. Rose Says:

    Oh, I think that was well worth the stop…I went to look at the photos from it and that was a beautiful place.

  23. LEEDRA Says:

    It sorta reminds me of Dunns river Falls in Jamacia, except the part at the bottom. I climbed the one in Jamacia in 1987. We didn’t get to go there this trip. Just odd they have such a similiar name.

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