Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hocking Hills State Park

I spent this past week on a much needed camping trip. It was so great to just slow down and enjoy. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. There is nothing like coming into a clearing a seeing a waterfall cascading before you! We were able to go on multiple hikes, ride my new bike Sylvia(more on that later), relax by the fire, and enjoy a bit of antique shopping, and much more. I had such a great time!

There is so much history in this area. For instance, there have been hundreds of artifacts taken from the area, and Native Americans used to dwell in these caves. In the 1800's they were used as gathering places due to the sound quality that was useful for large crowds. Also, one cave is named after an old man who used to dwell in the caves, until he was killed trying to break the ice with his gun during a cold winter. There is a museum on site which was quite interesting.

I have many more photos to share with you, including the yummy muffins that I baked for the trip, as well as the goodies that I picked up in the local gift shops and antique mall! I had an amazing time but it is so good to be back! I have about 1200 unread posts waiting for me on bloglovin so that is what I will be doing with my day!
It was such a great week! I have been going to this park for years and if you are ever in the area I could not recommend it more! I hope that you enjoy the photos that I've shared of this lovely park!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spontaneous Camping Trip

Hello everyone! I hope that you have all had an enjoyable week! My family and I decided to take a last minute camping trip to Kentucky. We were all off of work for a few days and decided to make the most of it. I had such a good time. I took many a bike rides, played tennis, ate s'mores, and dangled my feet in the lake as I watched the fish swim below. I had such a great time.

I was planning on blogging while I was there, but was to cheap to pay for the wireless internet at the campground. Only on my last night there did I succumb and pay for the internet, and that was only because it was raining. I had about a thousand unread posts on bloglovin, which I am currently making my way through at this minute. I didn't really take too many photos, but I thought that this photo that I happened upon over at Little Chief Honeybee was an excellent companion to my campfire tale. This chart is really going to come in handy this week.....