Why I Love Ohio

To some, Ohio probably sounds like a yucky place to live. Weather that changes on a dime, no cool, hip big city to go shopping or clubbing or dining. Nothing special. I completely disagree. I love where I live. I love the seasons. I love the friendliness of the people. Most of all I love how we can drive for 2.5 hours and feel like we’ve discovered nature’s paradise. Even in October.

We hiked. And hiked. And hikes. We saw perfectly symmetrical ferns, cool mushrooms growing on a tree, a tree that grew in a loop, small yet beautiful mountains covered in a kaleidoscope of fall colors, even a waterfall. The boys climbed in and out and on top of caves and trees. We found cool stone grooves formed by glaciers eons ago. Enjoying nature was all we did.

We even had time to hang out in the camper playing cards, cuddle in our pjs watching our favorite movies, fling bean bags for a game of cornhole and sit around a fire and tell spooky stories. Oh, and don’t forget the best part, little boys get to pee outside.

We escaped. We spent time just the five of us.

We even splurged and went out to eat at a restaurant with this as the view.

So my only question is, when are you coming to visit?

Unknown Mami

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24 responses to “Why I Love Ohio

  1. We lived in Ohio for about 9 months and I loved it too! And I had to laugh at the cornhole thing. We were introduced to that game while in Ohio and thought it was the most hilarious name for a game! LOL

  2. Beautiful. I’m so glad you had time to get away and enjoy each other and nature! I bet you all feel refreshed!

  3. Wow! So beautiful and sounds like the most wonderful way to spend time and recharge as a family xx

  4. I think I could love it there too! wonderful shots

  5. I’d visit in a minute if I could. I could never think Ohio was yucky because you live there .

  6. wow, I can see how you all enjoyed your hiking. Beautiful place.
    Have a good week ahead!

  7. Looks fabulous! Where did you guys go?? We’re certainly going to have to check it out!!!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures! Yeah, where did you guys go?!?

  9. Beautiful!!! Cornhole is a crazy name for a game but I love it anyway. My dad looked up plans to build our own on the Official Cornhole Association website and Justin followed his lead. He even made Riley a little version so he can play a long. We have about a zillion innappropriate one liners we have to use while playing as well 🙂 You can blame the inappropriateness on our living in Eastern Washington!

  10. I love Ohio too. There is so much to do here.

  11. The “just the five of us” pic is absolutely gorgeous.

  12. I have to admit that I tend to just drive through Ohio on my way to Michigan (from Florida) and then the return trip back home. I have many friends in Ohio and they all love it. There must be something that keeps you all happy besides Ohio State Football LOL
    Lovely photos!
    Kristin _ The Goat

  13. I love the ferns! They are the neatest little plant!
    And I think Ohio is beautiful too, I lived in MI for 6 years and been there many times, the colors of fall are amazing!!

  14. Beautiful words and pictures. I could imagine being there before I saw the photos, now I really really want to visit. Fingers crossed I will next year!

  15. I love Ohio too – although I disagree about the big city thing! Helllloooo!? Columbus? Cleveland? (all jokes aside, cleveland has some great restaurants, and I’m sure there are some good clubs somewhere) Cinci?? We’ve got some GREAT cities here too!

  16. I LOVE me some Cornhole!!

  17. Look at those leaves! And who doesn’t love little guys peeing outside? 🙂

  18. I agree with you completely! I love Sylvania, Toledo, Ohio and Michigan! I wish more people could see the all the positives in our world! Stop complaining and take a deep inhale of life!

    Love you Tiffany!

  19. I go back to Ohio almost every year and I love all of the lush greens.
    You pictures are all so great!

  20. I’ve never been to Ohio but you have convinced me…it needs to go on my ‘places to visit’ list!

  21. O-H-I-O!!!!!!

    Even though I don’t live there anymore, it still is and always will be HOME. I love northeast Ohio and its views of the lake, I love central Ohio (and I never thought I would say that, but I did a stint in C-bus for two years), and my college days taught me to love southern Ohio. I love my Browns and I love my Indians, I love the bigger cities and I love the small backtowns. Like I said, it’s home.

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