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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tomlinson Run: State Park in West Virginia

We used to visit  Tomlinson Run many times a year every summer but  it hasn't been that often this year.  We visited only  on the first week of this month and it was a fun time for all of us.  Tomlinson Run is  s state park in West Virginia, it is located in 84 Osage Road, New Manchester, WV 26056.
This  State Park sits on 1,398 acres along the small Ohio River and  lies near the foremost tip of the panhandle, in Hancock County.  It is  17-20 minutes drive from our place.
 Our kids are getting bigger and their preference of doing things  is changing but one thing for sure that they still love is exploring nature.  We all share that passion.
 They used to enjoy climbing into the slides but not anymore.  All I get is goofy pose lol.
 They still love catching cray fish though.  That's onething that they always love to do.  We catch cray fish and then we let them go at the end.
 We were not the only family who love to explore the nature.  We've seen several families there.
 They used to end up getting wet at the end of the adventure but this time, they did not.  They learned how to walk on those rocks without falling or busting their  behinds.
 There are so many things to do in this state park but we just love to stay by the water.  I remember a couple of years ago, we all went for a small hike and my kids got  tortured with mosquitoes.
 Going to a state park is one way of unplugging the kids from  their gadgets.  It's a great bonding for the whole family.
 It is relaxing and everyone  always enjoys it.  I always find joy in watching my kids  in this type of  setting.
 I will post a part 2 of this so you can see how many they caught hehehe.  They turned  it into competitionwhich was fun!
How about you, what do you do when you unplug from gadgets?  Do you take away  the ki-ds gadget once in a while.  My kids only get to use their  on weekend and sometimes, they don't get it at all especially when we do things like this.

22 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place! There's nothing better than getting out and enjoying nature with the family.

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  2. This looks like a fabulous place to visit. There is certainly something for everyone.

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  3. That looks like a great place to visit. This summer I had a hard time getting the kids to unplug. I used geocaching as a way to encourage them to be outside. It worked

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  4. We love exploring our local state park, Starved Rock State Park, and this one looks just as amazing. It is such a fun way to unplug, bond as a family, and work up a sweat!

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  5. That looks like a great park. I love bringing my daughters to the parks. They always have a great time.

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  6. Totally agree! Exploring places is a great way to unplugged our kiddos from their devices.

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  7. This looks like an amazing park to go and relax. I will have to check it out if I am in the area. My kids would love it.

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  8. This is a beautiful state park. It looks like your kids had a ton of fun.

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  9. How gorgeous! My family and I enjoy going to state parks. Exploring state parks like this one is a wonderful way to relax, unwind, and bond with the family.

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  10. This park looks awesome! I love dual-purpose parks that are a combination of play and nature! This one looks great!

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  11. Wow, this park is amazing! I love the combination of it, modern and very natural!

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  12. Looks like an awesome family day. My son recently got attacked by mosquito's and it looked like he had chicken pox. Now I carry off spray with me everywhere.

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  13. That is a beautiful state park.. My kids love playing at the park and nature

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  14. West Virginia is gorgeous. We spent a night there this summer on a camping road trip and I was blown away. Definitely gave my beloved northern Michigan a run for it's money in natural splendor.

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  15. This looks like such a great place for a family to visit. I know this is exactly the kind of thing my kids like.

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  16. I have not been to Virginia Sis R but hubby used to work in Virginia, am not sure where exactly. It looks like you and your family had fun exploring the park. They sure are growing.

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  17. I most certainly agree that this is one way of unplugging kids from their gadgets and this can be accomplished without much fuss as nature tripping is a very enjoyable activity.

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  18. So nice that you have access to nature any time of the year as it gets boring to be in the city all the time.

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  19. Your kids are growing up sis :) I'm happy to see that you are all still very active with their play dates. It's good to see them engage with you and enjoy the outdoors like how the young folks should rather than play with their console games.

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  20. it looks like you had a great time with the kids. The park looks interesting )

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  21. That's a very nice park to get lost. Your kids are growing up so well that they have different likes now. My daughter loves nature so much. Whenever we're on a short trip to the park, I can see that she is very happy. Waiting for the second part sis.

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