The truth is out. Ohio is kind of…um, boring. But I bet you already knew that. Ohio isn’t exactly known as a vacation destination (Cedar Point is probably the one exception, but we’re no where near there). Walking around the campground these past two days we’ve only seen one other out of state license plate besides ours (Canada). I’ve decided that’s because if you don’t live in Ohio, you don’t go on vacation in Ohio. Enough said.
I found what I thought would be a cool little hike on the other side of the lake. It started at the water’s edge, wandered through a field, past a beaver pond and into the woods. An okay hike for a hot day. Phineas got wet in the lake, and since there was very little elevation change and a good amount of shade us humans didn’t overheat too much. The problem? Nothing to see. A marshy field, a beaver pond and a dirty beach- great.
Maybe my expectations are too high, or more likely I’m just itching to get out of the middle of the country and into the west where the mountains are tall, the plains are vast & the water is clean.
Despite the boring walk and the dirty lake we’re still having a good time. Our campsite is nice with trees all around and lots of shade in the middle of the day.
See Tim back there? Bet you can’t guess what he’s doing? He’s reading! That’s right he’s reading an actual book (okay, truthfully its an e-book)- not a technology blog or some online computer programmers mumbo jumbo, but a novel. I’m telling you this is huge. I’ve been trying to get Tim to read more since I’ve known him. I’m always recommending books for him & I even started saving ones I think he would like in a folder on the Kindle labeled Tim’s books. He’s been claiming for about a year now that this trip would be when he started reading more. Imagine my surprise when a few days ago he did just that! Of course, the downside is that now I have to share the Kindle with him, but that’s okay because we also have an ipad which works just as well for reading.
We spent almost the entire afternoon reading in our library (otherwise known as the patio, front porch & dining room). We’re both reading the same book right now so it’s been fun to compare notes along the way. I was an early convert to digital reading- using the ipad as a reading device long before we got the Kindle. I love that thousands of books are just a finger’s tap away.
Phineas also has a spot in the library, but he’s not much of a reader :)