As I’m writing this the month of July is coming to a close and I realize I haven’t written since April (GASP). Yes, I apparently stepped away for awhile. Sometimes a blogger needs to do that. Moving along…

July has been a very full month for our family as the boys’ served as leader/helpers in our church VBS (Vacation Bible School) ministry and me making ten round trips to the church for this purpose…add on another four round trips for regular church services and the boys’ last VBS training prep. What a week!

But, the weekend (July 4th) before VBS we took a one-nighter trip to Niagara Falls State Park to see the American side of Niagara Falls and a stop along the way to check out Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. I plan to write about this trip for an upcoming post later.

The weekend after VBS we took a one day (not overnighter) to Hocking Hills State Park and hiked Old Man’s Cave, Rock House and Cedar Falls. On the way home we stopped by Nethers’ Farm on Flint Ridge so I could pick up a bucket of Ohio’s famous type of “state rock”. More on this later, too.

Kids artifact hunt on Ohio River Manchester

The last weekend of the month we drove down to Manchester, Ohio on the Ohio River for the Manchester Indian Artifact Collectors Show which included free admission, free hog roast dinner on Friday night and free kids’ artifact hunt and free hot dog lunch on Saturday. I even got to hunt on the Ohio River beach/bank too! GREAT EVENT. I highly recommend it. I want to give you more info on this also.

It didn’t stop there. We left the show and headed to Mammoth Cave National Park in Mammoth Cave, KY. We took the basic easy guided tour into the “mammoth sized” cave. I do recommend that you do guided because you will learn so much from the Ranger guide.
We walked one trail to the River Styx spring.

I have a line up of posts already written about our month just waiting to get wrapped up before I hit publish. I also have some new Youtube videos up on my channel you can watch in the meantime –> go here.

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Tracy Zdelar

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Tracy writes about family life and travel here on her blog Hall of Fame Moms and has been interviewed on Ohio Podcast, local radio and Prepper Chicks. Find more info on her About Page.

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