November 27, 2009
We’ve been in Ohio for over two years now…and haven’t gone camping since we moved! That’s hard to believe, but it’s also easy to believe — the kids are getting to an age where they’ve got weekend commitments of one sort or another quite often, and, on 3-day and 4-day weekends when we would have gone camping in Texas, we’re more likely to head to “the farm” in West Virginia.
We decided to give camping a go for Thanksgiving this year, heading an hour-and-a-half to the southeast to Hocking Hills State Park, which a number of our friends have commented about as a place worth checking out. It didn’t disappoint!
A few of my favorite pictures from the trip…
Benton and Carson Cross the A-frame Bridge Near Old Man’s Cave
The View Over the Side of the A-frame Bridge
(A stepped bridge made of individual concrete pillars with cantilevered platforms for each step — pretty neat design)
Alana on the Trail Around Rose Lake
“The Sphynx” on the Face of a Cliff at Old Man’s Cave
Benton and I Playing Around with Slow Shutter Speeds and a Lightstick
(This photo is as it was taken — no post-processing)
Everyone had a good time (although Molly found herself wishing she had a thicker fur coat — she got chilled a few times), and everyone agreed that we should make a point to camp more often. Julie is already planning spring break…
Click the picture below to view the full album of pictures from the trip (31 are posted):
|Thanksgiving 2009 — Camping at Hocking Hills State Park|