For the first time in seven, yes you read that right, seven years, my hubby, the kids and I all had THE SAME SPRING BREAK! Now you might be asking yourself, why didn’t you go somewhere fancy? And I would ask you to remember that we are both teachers. Therefore, we don’t have a vast travel budget. And since we have the whole summer, we like to save our funds for our favorite months of the year. But we did want to get away and have a change of scenery, even if just for a little bit. One of our favorite places in the whole world is right here in Ohio: Hocking Hills. It’s beautiful, lush, rocky and feels nothing like Northwest Ohio where we live. It feels as though we’re someplace completely different. We usually take our camper but we decided to be super crazy this year and rent a cabin with a hot tub. The kids were beside themselves with excitement. A cabin! A hot tub! Hocking Hills! Add to it that our family BFFs would be there too and we were able to hang out with them one night and you’ve got 5 ridiculously excited Townsends!
The trip was awesome. Olivia had the best trip of her life so far. She hiked, she slept, she behaved most of the time. It was a great trip! The boys love the area because all you do is climb. Climb, climb, climb. And then go back and soak in a steaming hot tub. Sounds good, right? It was. The change of scenery and the chance for me to really soak up how damn lucky I am was the perfect combo for a few day getaway.
Oh and the ice? That’s the evidence that we’re still in Ohio. It was beautiful…but freezing!