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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as the sunshine into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off you as autumn leaves."
– John Muir
I missed you all last week, but I was having an amazing vacation in Hocking Hills, enjoying nature and my sweet husband! After having such a tough year last year, and spending so much of my summer thinking about school, I really needed that week away. And it was wonderful!
|my March Challenge prize!|
|that's right, 25 pages for 5 days!|
Since I can't share 25 pages with you, here are the top ten things I learned during our five days away:
10. Raccoons like to have big eating parties! However, deer like to eat alone.
|Our cabin had a wildlife feeding station. On our first night, 12 coons came out to welcome us!|
|The animals, deer included, didn't mind if we were sitting quietly on the deck!|
|We saw 34 deer, and 6 of them were small fawns!|
|sweet mom & baby!|
|Before horseback riding, we got to brush, saddle, and learn about our horses!|
|Three hummingbird friends visited us constantly on our deck. When they were together, they bickered with perturbed squawks and chased each other away, but when they were alone, they squeaked happily as they ate!|
|To our surprise, we could hear the wild turkeys gobble as they ate!|
|our gorgeous deck!|
|That's right! 49 turtles, some on logs and some on beaches like this guy!|
We realized that's an average of two turtles every five minutes, which may be my turtle-loving husband's definition of heaven!
|The bluegrass in this peaceful outdoor amphitheater was excellent, but watching the band members have fun playing together made it even better!|
|Ash Cave. See the tiny person at the bottom? That's Husband!|
1. While I love being connected, being unplugged is good for my soul.
|It really felt like home!|