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camping in ohiopyle

Monday, August 04, 2014

The weekend before last Jeff and I went camping with my family in Ohiopyle, PA. When talks of a family camping trip came up I suggested Ohiopyle for it's natural waterslides. We had camped there before over ten years ago and it's still such a distinct memory. Due to the craaaazy amount of people there we didn't actually even get to see the waterslides, let alone play on them but it was a great trip regardless. I saw lots of critters, photographed tons of mushrooms (more on those in another post), and Klaus even got to come along. We hiked, played in the water, and ate oodles of food cooked over the camp fire. It was a great little break from everyday life.
Saturday evening it started to rain, and I mean it RAINED. It was such an intense storm. Even though our tent was far from waterproof, and everything got wet it was actually really fun. Klaus was justifiably afraid of the storm so we let him sleep between us. He was quite the little tent hog but it was kind of the cutest thing ever.
xoxo

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  1. I love those little orange amphibians!

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  2. Love that place! Last time we went, the smashed penny machine near by was broken. :(

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    1. Oh man, I didn't even think to look for a penny machine while I was there.

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  3. I love but camping, but me oh my not sure I could have faced those creepy crawlies. I would have died if I had seen that spider.
    I loved the little Lizard though - love Lizards.
    Great Post, beautiful pictures
    x tink x allabouttink.co.uk

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  4. What a gorgeous place! Camping is the best.

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  5. That is a huge spider, i like your cinemagraph in the end

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  6. Your photos never fail to amaze me. I love the way you capture life/nature.

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  7. What kind of spider is that?! It looks huge!!! These photos are making me anticipate my upcoming cabin adventure in North Georgia!! I can't wait! :D

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    1. I'm not actually sure. It was really big! I was pretty stoked to find it.

      Have fun on your trip! :)

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  8. I love all the cute little critter pictures! And that gif is amazing!

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  9. I'm always amazed by the critter photos that you take. You must be so observant to find them!

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  10. My husband grew up with summer camping trips to Ohiopyle, hopefully i'll get down there myself one day, the area always looks so beautiful!

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    1. Yeah, definitely make it a point to get down there. It's gorgeous!!

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  11. I am so looking forward to the mushroom post. Looks like you guys had a great time! :-)

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  12. oh my gosh! I love that campfire gif!

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  13. Ohiopyle is my favorite! You didn't miss out too much on the natural waterslides. They tend to be incredibly crowded and not so fun a lot of the time.

    Also, that campfire gif kind of captures everything! :)

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  14. Ohiopyle is only about 40 minutes from where we live! We go all summer long! I love it there. The natural waterslides are a lot of fun but in the summer they are really crowed. Love all of your pics! And the campfire gif is great!! Makes me want to make some smores. lol

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  15. Amazing! I love the outdoors and forestry like that. I've lived in Illinois where I used to wonder like and always out fishing somewhere my dad finds a 'lake' as a kid. I really missed outdoors like.

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