Thursday, January 2, 2014

Adventure to Petit Jean Mountain

Time to get out of the house for a bit. Our weather can be crazy, flurries one day, 60 the next, sunshine, rain. oh my. But here is a little trip we took not to long ago to explore Petit Jean Mountain...
 I mean really, isn't it beautiful?
 You probably can't see this, but I'll paraphrase, basically when French settlers came over here, there was a young couple in love, and the girl couldn't bear to be away from her beau so she pretended to be a boy so she could take the trip with him. She was a tiny thing so they called her Petit Jean or " Little John". Once over here in the new world she made it for a while but passed away from some kind of fever, and the grave markers are still here. It is on a beautiful mountain on the river, and is a State Park now. It's wonderful to camp, hike and picnic at.

 The grave....
 I like this picture, don't worry they aren't close to the edge, there is a little shelf of rock just a few inches below what you see as the drop off, so they couldn't fall far from here.

We had a great time and love to get outside and explore.
Happy Homesteading guys!


  1. Such a wonderful place to explore! I love things that have history connected to them!

  2. We haven't been to Petit Jean Mountain in many years. It is a beautiful place! I'd like to feature your post tomorrow for Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thanks Maci- I always enjoy your posts on Stone Cottage, happy to be featured!

  3. Beautiful, but I bet it's beauty doesn't compare in real life to the pictures.

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