24–26 Oct 2008
We finally got to do some camping as a family! Our family and the Johnson crew headed to Salt Fork State Park
for the weekend. It poured all Friday evening and night. What an experience - setting up camp in the dark and rain. Come Saturday morning, though, the weekend turned out beautiful!
11–12 Oct 2008
We got to do an overnight (backpacking) in the Mohican-Memorial State Forest
. This was the first time in our marriage that we've been able go backpacking together – just the two of us. Thanks, Mom and Mom, for making it possible!
26–28 Sep 2008
Bekah is on her first getaway, away from the entire family, since Clarissa was born (roughly four years).
She's on a women's Hiking Retreat with the church... a group of thirty or so women mixin' it up in the woods
for a weekend. They're boarding at the Inn the Woods Retreat Center
and hiking the lower loop of Wildcat Hollow
30 Aug 2008
We finally visit the Morrow County Fair
– the renowed fair where Robert held, with honor, the 1988 Jr. Fair King title.
08–17 Aug 2008 vacation
"Finally!" Bekah says. Our beach vacation comes to pass – and it was a dandy. We spent it in Surf City, NC
(Topsail Island) with Tennessee family.
See our pictures
03 Aug 2008 fair
25 Jul – 01 Aug 2008 vacation
We spent a weekend in Chicago visiting friends and attending Matt Larsen's wedding; and then I headed to Bloomington, IL for a Conference (work-related) while Bekah and the kids stayed in Chicago for the week.
28 Jun 2008
We had a fun day celebrating Robert's birthday. We went to a couple backpacking stores across Ohio
(The Outdoor Source
& Appalachian Outfitters
) for Robert to pick out a new ultralight backpack.
He's the new proud owner of the Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone
– which will double as Bekah's new pack!
(It's not a trick – it fit her well and she loves it.)
28 May – 03 Jun 2008 vacation
We had a great time at the Taylor-Kettenring wedding and exploring the Harpers Ferry area. Here are the festivities in pictures
! Lots of family and friends of Michael and Karin were present.
(Here are some pictures that Karin uploaded from their Honeymoon
28 May 2008
10–11 May 2008
21 Mar 2008
Bekah launched her everyday-life blog called the kids and I
. Check it out!
01-03 Mar 2008
Backpacking with Brad and Steve in Red River Gorge - part of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.
Nick and I went backpacking in the AEP ReClaimation Lands (southern Ohio).