Adventures,  Fashion

Twanoh State Park

Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | I apologize ahead of time because this is going to be a REALLY photo-heavy post. We took these pictures right before I re-dyed my hair, and I was too impatient (as always) to share them before I shared my new haircolor. I had nearly forgotten about them! But I was sick yesterday, and I’m lazy today, so here we are, finally.

I’ll try to keep it down with the pictures, but… a few weeks ago, we had this fall adventure in a gorgeous park, and I love so many of the pictures… so it’ll be hard. Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park is really close to where we’re currently living, and we’ve driven past it quite a few times on our way to camping at other places, but this was the first time we’ve ever actually stopped. And man, did we stop at the right time! It’s so gorgeous there in the fall! The park was half closed off due to winter and some restoration they are doing, but we were still able to wander quite a large part of it and see the fall trees, the cute little buildings they have for campers in the summer, and a few really neat little bridges over a stream!Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | We were doing some research for the short film we’re currently ramping up to make, because my husband has envisioned having a bridge in the woods in one scene, but despite the beauty of this park and the prettiness of its bridge, he said it as a little too modern for what he has in mind. Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | Twanoh State Park | It is seriously such a breathtaking place. I’m hoping that sometime next year when it’s warm, we can go camping there! The park starts at the water and comes up into a really nice area full of deciduous trees (and beautiful leaves!), where there are several stone buildings meant for people to use for parties (I think, there are sinks and fireplaces and tables in them), as well as a swing set, a tiny basketball court, and a few other little entertainment things.

It then crosses over a road and up into the woods, where you can camp. There is a path that leads beneath towering trees, beside a rushing stream, over a somewhat rickety bridge that shakes if you bounce on it, and into the camping area where the roots of the trees unearth themselves and rise up in a twisting fashion to create little houses for faeries and gnomes (or so I imagine.) It really is a beautiful place!Twanoh State Park | Twanoh State Park | Twanoh State Park | I really, really want to start taking more adventures like this; for one, it’s a lot of fun and it seems as though since we’ve had Asa we really haven’t gone many places. Also because it’s cold out and rains all the time, but… y’know.

But, and this might be a really weird reason, I also want to take more adventures like this because it creates much better backgrounds for outfit pictures. Is that weird? I think it’s much more interesting, and gives me something to write about, and the pictures are always so much more beautiful when my husband takes them. Not going to lie, I really love being a do-it-yourself blogger, but there are angles I just can’t get with a tripod. Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comTwanoh State Park | And also it means I get to share my husband’s style as well. Let’s be honest: I think he’s pretty good looking, and I want to show him off more often.

This was also right before he shaved his mustache for Halloween, and I was sad about it. He gets a lot of flak for having a mustache — guys at work especially make fun of it, as do his sisters. But I like the ‘stache. It might be a hard thing to pull off on some guys, but I think he wears it well and it fits his personality.Twanoh State Park | Ah, this man. I love him.

Twanoh State Park | Twanoh State Park | Twanoh State Park | One of my best friends gave me this… I don’t know what to call it, a vest? Anyway, her grandmother passed away a few months ago, and while they were going through her things, they found this vest, another cape/vest/coat thing, and a genuine fur coat, all from the sixties, that they didn’t have any emotional connection to. And she immediately thought of me!

I absolutely LOVE it, but I wasn’t quite sure how to style it. I think I want to also try styling it with jeans, or a little black dress. It’s actually quite warm; I think it’s wool, so it’s great for fall and winter! Plus, plaid. You know me and my weakness for plaid.Twanoh State Park | www.eccentricowl.comVest, vintage/gift | shirt, belt and skirt, thrifted | tights, Target | boots, JC Penney | ring, Hawaii

I hope you are all having a good week! What adventures have you had recently?

Also, you guys: in one month, Mr. Owl and I will have been married for TWO YEARS. And in two months, Asa will be ONE. OH. MY. GOODNESS.


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  • lisa

    I love this look so much and these photos are GORGEOUS- I’m glad you shared them! What a beautiful park and you really caught it at the perfect time- the leaves, the lighting, wow! That vest is really fun, isn’t it great when people think of us for vintage hand me downs? 🙂 This is a really good outfit!

  • Salazar

    The place looks gorgeous! And I love the coat too. I know you’re not much of a jeans person, but I think it would look fantastic with jeans and boots – pretty much what you’re wearing now, just with jeans instead of skirt.

  • Heather Gwinn

    This place is enchanting! I have a mild obsession for places cloaked in moss. It might be my love for the color green. I’ll definitely have to remember this place the next time we are in Washington. It looks like a beautiful place to wander and of course for outfit photos!

    Your look adorable! I love your vintage vest cloak? You pieced the outfit together wonderfully. Great belt too. Is that a skirt?

    I love that you added shots of the hubby and more so that he posed for you. Not sure if mine would. Humm I’ll have to give it a try. LOL!

  • Lyndsey

    Wow what an absolutely gorgeous place! It looks enchanted.. my favorite kind :). I think your husband’s style is awesome! You know what he makes me think of with the stache? The movie Tombstone. He looks like a man from back in the late 1800s-early 1900s! I think it matches him.

    I also love your entire outfit- especially that vintage vest! It looks like you. and congrats on your two year anniversary! and happy early birthday to Asa! Yay!

  • Jamie Rose

    The plaid vest is very cool and I think you styled it perfectly. You can’t go wrong with plaid! Also these pictures turned out so pretty. What a fantastically autumnal set of pictures. The colors are gorgeous!

  • Desarae

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Ahh these pictures are like food for the soul, everything is so gorgeous, and the colors so vibrant. Thank you for taking so many pictures and sharing them with us.