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Monday, May 15, 2006

A Little Vacation

John and I took a break from our jobs last week. John works 50-60 hours a week as a letter carrier and I work part-time at our church doing graphics and printing. We also have three kids.

We started our week by tearing out a bathroom in our upstairs. We plan on putting in a new shower, floor etc...

Then, about mid-week, my mother came and stayed with our kids while we went on a trip to Southern Ohio to see the Hocking Hills area. We satyed in a really neat little cabin in the woods. Grandma got the kids off to school, fed them their meals, and tucked them in bed at night so Mom & Dad could play in the park. :~)

I really like being at the bottom of these huge caves and rock formations.

There are so many picturesque scenes that take your breath away. These photos don't do it justice.

Whenever we start climbing, I don't like it as much. The exercise is great, but ... well, you can't see it in the photo, (actualy, you probably can't even tell how high we are) but I am almost in tears in that picture because I don't like heights. Better put: I am terrified of heights! John doesn't seem to mind them at all.

Here he sits at the top of one of the little waterfalls, while I cower behind my camera. I begged him to stay 5 feet away from the edge of the cliffs (there were so many cliffs!) but he fearlessly trotted along the edge of catastrophe while I stood back, biting my fingernails.

This is the kind of slope I like - nice and gradual, even with steps provided! (Does anybody else have the recurring nightmare of falling off a cliff?)

It was all so very beautiful, and except a few moments of fear, I really did enjoy the park.

It took us three hours to drive there. Some people probably can't drive three hours in their own country without crossing a border.

He hideth my soul.

Don't let the tough look fool you.

Our cabin was within a mile from the main attractions. There were other places to see within a 30 minute drive. We drove to each one. Each evening we returned to the hot tub on the deck of the cabin and enjoyed the scenery. It was such a nice getaway. I have never felt so privileged. We thanked the Lord for our time together. Now - back to reality!


  • I am glad you had a pleasent time away.

    I am sure your new bathroom will look lovely.

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/16/2006 11:30 AM  

  • Welcome back, Rose. :)

    I am likewise no big fan of heights. If God wanted me on a cliff He would have made me an ibex. I do, however, enjoy seeing rock formations and waterfalls. I just prefer to see them from a safe place.

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/16/2006 11:59 AM  

  • It's always nice to have a little time to get away. Glad you enjoyed it and those rocks are amazing.

    Good to see you back.

    By Blogger Gordon Cloud, at 5/16/2006 12:00 PM  

  • Beautiful! It's always nice to get away. Glad you had a chance to do that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/16/2006 12:07 PM  

  • Just discovered your blog this morning and have really enjoyed reading your entries and the discussion by other bloggers. I didn't see any current update on your nephew, Chad, and am praying that he is recovering. We had a very similar thing happen in our town and it is just unbelievable what one person (or a group of people) will do to another person for so little.

    Thank you for sharing your insights about living a Christian life.

    By Blogger Superwoman, at 5/16/2006 12:17 PM  

  • Hi Rose!

    First time we went to Hocking Hills I had my then 10 month old son in a backpack while while walking along a ridge/trail not much wider then myself with about a hundred or two hundred foot drop while he demanded cereal from me by banging on my head.

    I was never so nervous in my life. Lotsa praying.

    Just a Bill on a Hill

    By Anonymous Just a Bill on a Hill, at 5/16/2006 1:40 PM  

  • Welcome back - to reality? Aww, too bad. But glad you rested up and had some fun.

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 5/16/2006 2:16 PM  

  • I don't care that you had fun, or rested or any of that stuff. YOU LEFT US!!!

    j/k I'm really glad you two could get away like that but it is good to have you both back. ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 5/16/2006 2:47 PM  

  • Great Pics Rose~

    It was nice to get away and be able to talk without interuption... or being to tired to give you the attention you deserve. ;)

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 5/16/2006 2:52 PM  

  • Thank you, my English friend. We do the work ourselves on these kinds of things, so it will take a while. Maybe we will be using the bathroom again by July!

    Thanks for the visit. I will click the ibex link. Your sentiments match mine. I like being down below.

    Hi Gordon!
    Thank you - it is nice to be welcomed back.

    Hello Gayla,
    Are you a dancer? (I have been wanting to ask you that since months ago I saw you on Joe's blog - it is your avatar that raises my curiosity)

    Hi "Superwoman",
    Welcome here. Chad is better than anyone hoped for. His short term memory is a problem. The family really has some large issues and they all need Christ. I agree - it is so sickening.

    Hello Bill!
    I would be beside myself if I had to watch that! Yikes! When carrying a baby in a backpack, it is a good time to stay away from the cliffs! Scary stuff. Thanks for the recommendation of the cabin - we loved it!

    Your comment raised a good question in my head - what is more real - computers or nature?

    It is nice to be missed. Just like you were missed before us. Thanks!

    J. Wendell,
    Back to reality indeed.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/16/2006 3:48 PM  

  • Computers are more real.

    No doubt you have dug a hole outside until the bathroom is finished.

    I cannot even imagine fixing up a new bathroom myself.

    Every Blessing in Christ


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/16/2006 4:25 PM  

  • Rose, let's just say I *was* a dancer. :) Being 46 now, there's not much opportunity anymore. I started dance at age 3. Was on the drill team for 3 years in H.S. And in more recent years, I've done some church dinner theater, as well as some lyrical dance in productions such as Virtual Reality and Kingdom of Grace.

    Here's a link to Virtual Reality pics In #s 29 & 32 ( and some others), you can see me fairly well. I'm the 'dancing angel' on the far right. :)

    OK, probably more than you actually wanted to know! I do still love to both watch and perform, if I can!

    I just love my avatar. ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/16/2006 5:04 PM  

  • Rose,
    Thanks for the photos of the trip. We felines need photos to help us see the total picture.


    By Blogger jazzycat, at 5/16/2006 10:23 PM  

  • Welcome back Rose! Glad you had such a nice time during your getaway. The pics are gorgeous!

    My recurring dream is that I'm on top of a something very tall jumping up and down and then over the side I go and it wakes me up! I think one time it was a giant automan I was jumping on. LOL I hate the feeling that goes through my body when I'm falling in my dream!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 5/17/2006 12:29 PM  

  • very cool pictures, thanks for sharing them :)

    Glad the 2 of you got to get away for a time!

    looked like you have agood time!

    take care

    By Blogger jel, at 5/17/2006 12:31 PM  

  • Rose, I am so glad that the two of you had a good time and a chance to unwind. The pictures are great.

    I am also glad to see you back.

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 5/18/2006 9:55 AM  

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful time there. It looks beautiful.

    By Blogger marc, at 5/18/2006 11:08 AM  

  • DF,
    Thankfully, we have more than one bathroom.

    Those were neat photos. Thanks. "Church Dinner Theatre"? I never heard of such a thing - sounds interesting.

    Hello Jazzy,
    I am glad you are getting the total picture. I love the photos you post on your blog.

    It sounds like you have the same kind of terrible dream as I do. Mine is where a slope suddenly becomes a cliff and there is nothing beneath me and then I wake up falling like you said.

    Hi Jel,
    We did have a good time - thanks for visiting. :~)

    Hi Mark,
    I am not sure how "back" I am, but thanks for the comment.

    You never comment here. Are you trying to see if I am really a pirate? ;~) Thanks for the visit!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/18/2006 12:22 PM  

  • Nice pictures. Nice place. Now back to contesting, Pirate.

    By Blogger BugBlaster, at 5/18/2006 1:29 PM  

  • Beautiful pics.
    Wonderful trip.
    God bless you, Rose :)

    By Blogger audrey`, at 5/18/2006 11:19 PM  

  • Hi Rose and John!

    Welcome back.

    By Blogger Shawn L, at 5/19/2006 7:21 AM  

  • Great pictures!

    I trust you had a marvelous time, as I gather you did.

    By Blogger Joe, at 5/19/2006 7:22 AM  

  • Rose,
    I do indeed visit here. I rarely comment though. Since most of your posts are theological questions, and I find most viewpoints represented in the metas, I don't have much if anything to contribute.

    By Blogger marc, at 5/19/2006 10:24 AM  

  • Hi Bugblaster!
    Thanks for the visit. I am getting tired of contesting - no one really seems to care about understanding others. I am a little discouraged by this.

    You are kind - thank you.

    Thank you, Shawn

    Hello Joe!
    We did - I like your new avatar. You look like such a nice and happy couple.

    Hi again, Marc,
    I think you need to visit earlier and get in the first comment. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/22/2006 11:12 AM  

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