Monday, October 14, 2013

Ohio! {Visits to Kirtland and Sandusky}

Last Monday and Tuesday the dental school had Fall Break, so we decided to take a little jaunt up to Ohio. Road trip! Our trip had two different facets:

First on our trip was a stop at Punderson State Park, where we camped for the night. We could not have asked for better weather that afternoon, and the place was beautiful. That is, until it began to rain mercilessly from sundown to sunup. Our friends, who were traveling with their three little girls, had brought a comfortable-sized tent for their family. We had also brought a tent--a two-man, that would have been okay, except one of the poles was broken and we just weren't so sure how it was going to hold up in the rain. It was standing okay, but it looked kind of like a Charlie-Brown's-Christmas-tree tent, and it seemed like it could've given way under the slightest pressure. So the 7 of us piled into the Laus' tent and posted up for the night. My favorite quote of the evening was when I asked Eliza how many people she thought could fit in their tent. We were all already sitting in the tent. She looked around thoughtfully (no doubt practicing her math skills) and said, "Well, probably all of us minus the two of you." Nothing like the honesty of a 4 year-old.


Waking up untouched by rain felt like such a miracle. We packed up camp, hopped in our cars, and drove to Kirtland, OH. Kirtland is home to some pivotal and very interesting LDS Church history sites, including the Kirtland temple, the Newel K. Whitney Store, the School of the Prophets (housed in the store), and some of the living quarters of early saints. It was all very cool.

After spending a few hours in Kirtland, we hopped back in our cars. . .

. . .and landed at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH! We spent the rest of Monday and all day Tuesday cruising around the indoor water park like a pack of 10 year-olds. It was soooo fun. 

I just love vacations. I really feel so blessed to be able to pack up and go relatively easily. Here's to another string of hard-workin' weeks!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds so fun!! I am very near Nauvoo and haven't visited yet, though I would like to.

    I love camping- looks beautiful! And the water park looks fun.


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