What’s round on the ends and hi in the middle?

Farm CountryO-HI-O, the Buckeye state!  From the plane, the land below was a patchwork of vivid green squares. It looked cool and inviting after the scorching temperatures we were enduring in New Hampshire. Children and grandchildren soon arrived, some driving, some flying, for our Annual Hiking Vacation.  We totaled thirteen this year with the oldest grandchild at 19 and the youngest at 11 months, all hosted this year by my son’s Ohio family in his brand new… but unfinished home. We were accommodated beautifully with fabulous meals and all slept well with sleeping bags, inflatable beds in basement and bedrooms.

For two days we had downpours of rain, huge thunderstorms, gale force winds, a tornado siting, power outages, and trees down, but thankfully the weather broke for a full agenda of activities including a glorious walk through the Ohio State University’s (OARDC) horticulture display gardens, a visit to the stables, and, of course, the big hike at Mohican State Park. What a week it was!

OARDC Display Gardens

The stables

Mohican State Park Hiking