Mrs. Pupster and I took the Pupster Boys for a few days R&R in the Hocking Hills region of South-Eastern Ohio last week. We stayed in a cabin at Lake Hope State Park,one of our favorite places, and where I asked Mrs. Pupster to marry me 15 years ago. (She said yes, yes, a thousand times hey look a squirrel !)
I spent the first evening teaching the boys about knife safety, and we whittled sticks for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire. I showed them how to make a campfire, and after campfire food I let them play around with the fire for the first time ever. Big Fun.
The next day we drove to Ash Cave, and took a little day-hike around it. The water was too low for the waterfall to be flowing, but the rocks and trees were just beautiful to see and touch.
I was really proud of the boys, they don’t like nature walks at all, but they know it makes me happy when we get in the woods together, so they stuck with it and did great.