Not exactly sure where they filmed Jurassic World or Lord of the Rings, but I’m positive that they could have saved a lot of money by making both movies in Tettegouche State Park. This place, you guys! At one point, you’re standing at the top of a high cliff, imagining a hidden T-rex shaking clumps of what look like broccoli trees as he stomps through the forest. Later, as you’re trekking through the woods, you begin to wonder if THIS was actually where Frodo encountered The Black Riders on his way to Bree (#ohmyGOSHnerdalert). You’re worthy of Hollywood, Tettegouche. Somebody get this park an agent.
Darrin and I did our best to get as close to the waterfalls as we could manage. I held a few “praying mantis” poses while balancing on each rock, and Darrin, easily jumping from rock to rock with his long strides, just did his best to keep his wife from falling into the river (thatta boy). I find waterfalls to be both beautiful and terrifying. Like newborn babies. Or the last bite of raspberry cheesecake.
[Perhaps not all of those are on an equal level of importance… ;)]
Nevertheless, Darrin and I climbed onto the largest rock we could reach in front of the falls, gawked at the water until we could gawk no more, and then “totally made out.” Because marriage, ya know? If kissing beneath a waterfall is wrong, then I sure as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks do not want to be right. 😉