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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Weekend Getaway

I am so Thankful for time away, God's beautiful creation and family. We went to Shawnee State Park in southern Ohio this past weekend and stayed in a little cabin with Jim's family. It was so nice to get away! We went swimming, took a little hike, ate lots of food and just relaxed! It was great. Jim's parents were so very kind and generous to invite us along and they took care of everything. We are so blessed and so thankful for them! Here are some pics of our "mini vacation."

The Lodge
Our Cabin

Sunrise behind the Lodge

Grammy bought Jimmy a souvenir raccoon, he loves it!

Jimmy wasn't too sure of this big Indian

Or these bears, at first, but then he warmed up enough to pick baby bear's nose (leave it to my child)

Family swim pic! We were in the indoor pool because as luck would have it, it was a bit too cold to be outside (the water was actually warm, but the air was too cold for little Jimmy)

Jimmy's first "airplane" ride lol (he always looks so serious, he really did love it!)

What has Jimmy found?

Awww! A cute box turtle!
Ok, time for a flashback: When I was a little girl, it was my DREAM to find a box turtle in the wild. Of course, back then I would have wanted to keep it, but its illegal to take wildlife home from state parks, etc....so I couldn't keep this one (not that I would have, that's his home, I know that NOW, plus, I already have a pet turtle) Anyway, so this is the first one I have ever found while hiking! And he was right at the beginning of the trail, Jim almost stepped on him (I did move him off the trail so no one else would step on him or be tempted to give him a new home)! I was so excited, I took lots of pics of him. Ahhh a childhood dream come true lol.
Aww, isn't that sweet? Happy trails! ;-)
Oh and PS, we are off this weekend for another little getaway, I will share about it next week =)

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Randi Troxell said...

aw! it looks beautiful there... so glad you guys got a good and fun break!

shortmama said...

Looks like lots of fun and so pretty!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a fun weekend away! The pics are great. Can't wait to hear about where you are going this weekend!

Tamis said...

what a great trip. I love the last picture of father and son!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Those are wonderful pictures.. I am so glad you guys got to get away..

Just an FYI.. I have my Friday Find me up!

Paint Girl said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!! That is a beautiful place you went too!!

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