Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hocking Hills

We were able to start off our summer with a camping trip with friends to Hocking Hills State Park. Our family had been to Hocking Hills three years ago and loved it, so we were so excited to go back! It ended up being a blast! I love to go camping! We even had a huge down pour with lightening and thunder on our second day. We were so thankful for a water resistant tent which we could feel a river of water going underneath the tent and luckily not inside the tent! The camp ground even had a pool for the campers which was so nice after our long but beautiful hikes.

Upper Falls

All of the kids we went camping with except for Olivia. (she was napping)

Maggie, Eve and Lilly, these girls love each other so much!
If you can see the band-aid on Evie's head, it is covering her four stitches she had put in the night before we went camping. She was walking into the garage and wasn't looking and walked right into the edge of the open car door.

Lincoln really wanted to take a bath in Devil's Bathtub, but I wasn't too crazy about the idea.

There were so many caves the kids could climb in.

Everything was so beautiful there. There is so much green everywhere. I could feel the Spirit so strong as we walked around and enjoyed the beauty and peace there.

Old Man's Cave

Reuben and Trey


Mandi said...

How beautiful! What a fun family holiday.

Courtney said...

Hi Ellsworth Family,

Looks like you had a great trip- and your photos are great! I thought you might be interested in participating in a contest the Hocking Hills Tourism Association is hosting, which offers the winner a full weekend getaway package for two in the Hocking Hills.

To enter the “I Love the Hocking Hills!” video contest, you enter a 30-60 second video via the Hocking Hills Tourism Association video submission site- where you share a video of why you love Hocking Hills.

Video contest rules are:

• Videos must be in front of a Hocking Hills landmark or attraction.
• The video must be no more than 60 seconds.
• All videos posted on the submission site will be kept on page.
• A panel of judges selected by the Hocking Hills Tourism Associatin will select the winning video.

The winner will receive a cottage for two for two nights provided by At Boulder's Edge Tipi & Cabin Retreat, dinner for two at The Brass Ring, lunch for two at Etta’s Lunchbox Museum and CafĂ©, tickets for two on the Hocking Hills Canopy Tour Zipline Adventure and a Fun Package for two at Hocking Valley Canoe Livery.

To submit your video sharing why you love Hocking Hills, visit

Looking forward to your submission,

Hocking Hills Tourism Association