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Every Picture Tells a Story, or Spin Cycle – Part Deux

So, as promised, more pictures from our most recent visit to Hocking Hills State Park for the Photo Essay Spin Cycle.  Let’s just jump right in and get started, shall we?  (Click on any image to seen an enlargement.)

Going Up...And Up...And Up...

Most of our hikes through the park consisted of many stairs and paths going up.  And up.  And up…

Here Comes The Sun

But that’s okay, because it was lovely and sunny and cool all weekend long.

Blue Through The Trees

And the fall foliage was spectacular.


There were lots of cool rock formations,


And plants that were still green.


Not to mention many picturesque waterfalls.

Boy on a Rock

There was much posing

My Fellas

by handsome men

Me and The Young One

and chubby women.

When we weren’t taking in nature

Burgers and Dawgs

there was a great deal of this

Side Dishes

and this

Orville Reddenbacher

and this.


Unfortunately, there was also some of this.


But also much relaxing with this


in front of this.

There was also much traumatizing of a teenage boy

by forcing him to take pictures of this…

Hot Tub Hi-jinks

…and the realization it’s now on the internet.

Yeah, the therapy won’t be cheap.

Travel Tip Thursday

While you’re at it, head over to Pseudonymous High School teacher’s blog for some Travel Tip Thursdays, as well.  Isn’t it always nice when you get a two-for-one?


Wonderful photos…wonderful time.

I’m sure the boy will recover. Meanwhile…that hottub looks amazing!
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LPC says:

Hahahahaha. Wonderful photos. Your boy is the CUTEST thing…
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Pseudo says:

It all looks amazing. the hikes, the relaxing, the reading, the hot tub. Especially the hot tub.

I love all your photos Jan, but photo number 3 really speaks to me.
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Jane Gaston says:

You can definitely remove your name from the list of hobbyist photographers… these photos are just plain stunning!

Your son is gorgeous!
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Joe Todd says:

Hocking Hills one of my favorite spots. Living in Lancaster I often head to the hills. A couple places close by Clear Creek Metro Park and Wahkeena Nature preserve. Great photos of night sky.

Erin says:

Don’t know what’s better… the photos of you and yours, or the spectacular hiking scenery. Walking uphill in the woods is my favorite. But hot tubs are also my favorite.
Looks like a fab vacation!
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Bwahahaha! I love the way you ended this! No worries about therapy. He looks pretty secure in his adolescence. 🙂 Can you put a slice of cheese on my burger please? You’re linked!
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Linda says:

I have never been to Hocking Hills State Park but now I want to go! Hot tub looks devine.
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Looks spectacularly lovely!
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That waterfall is a stunner. Looks like an amazing time and what a cute kid!
If we didn’t give them SOME reason to need therapy, we wouldn’t be doing our job…
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Darling Daughter says:


Be says:

Now DD you are just jealous – you would have jumped right in and you know it! (NEKED or not!)

The Tramatized One says:

*is currently taking heavy amounts of anti-crazy pills*


Love it. Love it all. Love the fam. Love the view. Love the hiking. LOVE embarrassing the kid. Love Dan Brown. Haven’t read that one yet. Good? Love mac n cheese. Love hotdogs and hamburgers. Love the fireplace. Even love the laptop.
Love y’all!

Now popcorn……being so close to Amish country, you ought to try their popcorn. You’ll never go back. We’ve become popcorn snobs. LOL
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Irish Gumbo says:

(snort) oh, yaaah, therapy…

But hey, where were the chubby women (batting eyes)?
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Duchess says:

Chubby Woman looks pretty damn hot in the tub. Poor Young One.

Arwen says:

Hi. Beautiful photos.

I am baffled by your recent comment on my blog. Who is Be and what is he right about?
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Raven says:

What a beautiful place, it looks like you had a wonderful time!

Yay! A picture of my friend Jan! (More than one!) GOOD FOR YOU!! Great photos. I love you! Yes, I do!
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