Stround’s Run State Park

[Admin note; I’ve decided I need a summer break so things will continue to be quiet here]

A few weeks ago, the mister and I decided we needed a break from the city and drove down to Athens Ohio for the day. This continues to crack me up – we get so much more green here than we did a year ago in Chicago! Every friend who has come for a visit always remarks ‘It is so GREEN in this city!’ which it is. Still isn’t enough I guess!

I got us lost, of course, we ended up getting into the park through the back entrance, which is a 4 mile long gravel road! We ended up spending the morning canoeing on the lake, which was a blast! We were planning on hiking so we didn’t have a dry bag so this is the only picture, the phones stayed on dry land!

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Hungry, we found our way into Athens proper for lunch and drinks at Jackie O’s. We both got burgers, which were amazing and sampled a few different brews you can’t get in Columbus. We even filled up a growler to bring home!

20140715-123356-45236080.jpgWe then walked around Ohio University’s campus for a bit and took in the oldest institute of higher learning in the Northwest Territory where I regaled M with my fourth grade ‘History of Ohio’ facts. It was a great day trip and I’m sure we’ll be back to the Hocking Hills soon!

 

 

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