We had a plan. We need to hike. We haven’t gone hiking in a long time. We’ll pack up the car, take the dogs, and go hiking to see some waterfalls at the Delaware Water Gap in the Poconos. There was one that was on the top of my list: Factory Falls, that I kept seeing pictures over and over again. I grew up in the Poconos, near the Delaware Water Gap, but never got a chance to explore it.
We put Brady and Harvey in the car, gave them Dramamine 30 minutes before we are going to leave, and hope for the best. You see, Harvey is always car sick.
Always. It is never a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. He has never been in a car where he has not gotten car sick. This was going to be a long car ride to visit the Poconos. It was about 90 minutes to the Delaware Water Gap, so we had to be prepared. And prepared we were. We put all of our trust in Dramamine, but we had no luck with those mountain roads. We got in our car and headed to the Delaware Water Gap in the Poconos to see the waterfalls and to hike. An hour and a half later we were pulling into our first waterfall and….puke. I couldn’t say I didn’t see it coming. I just hoped Dramamine would be the cure. Cleaned up his mess and went about our business.
We got out to see the first waterfall: Dingman Falls. Hop out of the car, leash the dogs, walk them towards the pathway and “no dogs allowed”. How can dogs not be allowed in the Delaware Water Gap?? The Grand Canyon allows dogs! We are in the middle of the Poconos for goodness sake. I guess we can put them back in the car? It’s okay, crack the window, RUN to the waterfall and come back. They can go out to see the next waterfall. We will be fast!
These were the first waterfalls we seen when we were at the Delaware Water Gap in the Poconos, Silver Thread Falls and Dingman Falls.
After those waterfalls we went headed farther up the Delaware Water Gap and a little further into the Poconos to the one we most wanted to see, Factory Falls. We were gonna take the dogs to this waterfall since it was better and hopefully they would allow dogs. Then the rain came. Well, the dogs don’t hate the rain THAT much.