Monday, April 19, 2021

Hickman Chapel: Whig Corner Baptist Church

 As we were driving back after being turned away from Falling Water, we saw this old but beautiful  church.  On the other side of it was a field full of sun flowers so we decided to stop there and looked around.  It looked like this church is a historical as it was built in 1901.  There was an information there which I took picture of (below).

Nature is the best when it comes to relieving stress.  
See how beautiful that field is?  The sunflowers are beaming with blooms.  I bet, birds just love to hang out in that field.
Let me just reiterate how short I am getting everyday especially when I am standing beside my kids lol.
This guy right here is the best when it comes to road trips.  I love staying home during weekends and just relax but they love to drive around to nearby places every time which I don't really mind as long as I don't have dysmenorrhea or migraine, I am always up to the adventures as well.  
Anyway, I am slowly getting the chance to write about the things that we did that I never gotten ever since my desktop computer crashed.  Hubby decided to get me an early birthday gift so I could slowly get back to my writing routine.
This year, hubby and I will be married for 18 years.  I can't believe we've been married for that long.  It still vivid in my mind when we were just planning to get married.  It was exciting and yet the most stressful moment because we were far apart.  He was in Guam and I was still in the Philippines.  We lived apart for two years but I'm glad we overcame that hurdle of long distance relationship curse.  We persevered and conquered it.  Whenever I looked at our kids now, I'm always grateful that God helped us made it through the rough times.

I thought I took a picture of the church but I'm wrong, there was not a single photo of it in my camera so I copied this one  from Falling Water website so you could see it too.  My husband said maybe I did took a picture but the ghosts prevented it since there is a cemetery at the back of the chapel (lol).
Check out the first part of our Ohiopyle little adventure.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

OhioPyle State Park : Failing to See Falling Water

We went and checked the Ohiopyle back in October of 2020 just to break the monotonous lifestyle that Covid forced upon  in all of us.  We did not plan to do anything except to see how it is.  My husband's friend at work has been talking about this park so we wanted to see how it is.  
Ohiopyle State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 19,052 acres in Dunbar, Henry Clay and Stewart Townships, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The focal point of the park is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the park. Just like West Virginia's New River Gorge, the Youghiogheny River Gorge  provides fun adventures for  the best whitewater boating. Ohiopyle State Park is bisected by Pennsylvania Route 381 south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. According to the  article I've read, the park was  opened to the public in 1965 but was not officially dedicated until 1971.
We were surprised to see that there were so many people out there despite the scare of pandemic.  I guess, they were just like us who were tired of being cooped up in the house
On our way there, we  stopped at this scenic stop overlooking the beautiful part of Pennsylvania.
My son mentioned about the Falling Water that they are leaning in Social Studies so we wanted to check it out.  Unfortunately, due to Covid, they were only accommodating guests that booked ahead so we didn't get to see the  Fallingwater, a place that is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of American architecture.   
 Frank Lloyd Wright house is sort of off the beaten path in rural Pennsylvania, just outside of Mill Run, and a bit southeast of Pittsburgh. We thought we could drove by and see the location but we were turned away because we did not have a reservation.
Anyway, this is what we missed.  It would have been nice to see it. image source

Going on a spontaneous road trip is always fun as we can see some beautiful farm animals such as horses and cows.  Ohio and PA are our favorite route for that.
We wanted to check out this bridge where there were a lot of people walking but the parking area was so full that we just decided to just leave since it was getting late anyway.  When the restriction of this pandemic is over, we might go back there and do some activities.
I am praying that all of these pandemic restrictions will soon be over and also I hope that they won't require the vaccine for traveling.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I really don't want to be vaccinated for something that isn't proven to be safe.
Ohiopyle has some really neat displays such as this one along the  park.
I am not sure what building establishment is this one but the display outside is beautiful.
I have never played in a casino but I have been inside one when we went to Vegas.
We passed by a big flea market area on our way home.  
Pennsylvania is a beautiful state but I find it to be very busy compared to Ohio when we we go on a road trip there.  To me, it feels relaxing to drive around Ohio but in PA, I feel like we are always on a busy highway.
Anyway, I am hoping that we could go back in Ohiopyle someday and do some activities.  I would like to go on a hike.  As I stated earlier, it was a nice break even for just a short period of time.  If you want to check the place out, it is located in 1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Vacation Plans For All The Family This Summer

Looking forward to family vacations again this year is probably something that you have missed dearly during most of 2020. But now you can start thinking about ways to spend time with your kids in the summer months. So here are some ideas for inspiration. 

Go Camping

If you and your family are the adventurous type you could go for a camping trip. You could teach your kids to fish and start up a fire, which are useful, basic skills to acquire. It enables you to all spend time relaxing in a natural picturesque environment. They might even enjoy time away from their screens for a change. The fresh air and tranquility could be just what you need if you are used to living a hectic life in a city area which is bustling and full of noise. 

Resort Vacation 

If you have been able to save up cash this past year, then why not treat yourself and the rest of the family to a lovely resort vacation where you can stay in a swish hotel with all the necessary amenities. You could find somewhere that incorporates children’s activities so they do not get bored. That way if you want to spend a few hours relaxing by the pool with your other half you can.  

At least with a hotel providing all the necessary services you need, if you find that you have a problem with the air conditioning in your room, they can always arrange for an emergency ac repairWhich will certainly be necessary if the weather is sweltering hot. 

Cruise Ship

If you want to explore other exotic cities whilst relaxing on the comfort of a large cruise ship then perhaps this sort of vacation is ideal. There would be an abundance of activities to keep you all busy such as swimming pools, cinemas, live music, comedians, dancing and of course plenty of dining options each day. You would not need to worry about someone driving, so could both sit back and relax. 

Road Trip

Pack your bags and head for a fun road trip to a part of the country you haven’t explored yet. There are so many wonderful sights to see in the US that you can never run out of options. If you have a camper van too it will allow you the flexibility to stop and set up in a nice, quiet, scenic area so you can have something to eat and rest. 

Activity Based Vacation

Again you do not even need to leave the country to find an all inclusive resort which is based around fun and challenging group based activities. You could find a resort that enables your kids to try out water skiing, rock climbing, horseback riding, kayaking and bike rides. This type of vacation is ideal if you are quite an active family and like the challenge and experience of trying out new things together.

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