Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tappan Lake - Ohio: Part 2

I love spontaneous trips because we get to do whatever pleases us unlike  scheduled ones where you have to be   at the place at a certain time  for some scheduled activities.  This trip we took to the little Switzerland in Ohio is  awesome.  Every time we  go there, the kids  always had a great time as they  are able to see the vast  beauty of nature including this lake.  We didn't stay very much on this  lake but it was enough to enjoy a short break of sitting in the car and enjoy what nature has to offer.  
If  it weren't for the fact that we are trying to finish our fence project, we would have went on another road trip  this weekend but we just did not have time.  When we are done with this, we will surely go on another  one  so that the kids can enjoy their summer break seeing other places.
Tappan Lake is such a relaxing place, you get to watch  people enjoying their boat rides.  I love listening to the  water, it is soothing to me.  The gentle waves kissing the  rocks  reminds me of the calm sea that I used to listen to growing up in a coastal region of  the country I was born and raised.  I miss the place.
Hubby and I  said that  these people that lives nearby the lake are so lucky  because they can just  go on the water with no problem.  For us, we have to drive a long way to be able to enjoy it.
If I live near a lake like this, I would probably buy a boat so  that  we can all have a relaxing time  during the weekend or invite friends over and have a tour around the  lake.
These minions are  always looking for some interesting things no matter where we go.  My son always pick up a rock or a shell or whatever that interests him and bring it at home.  He loves collecting stuff, small things  that will remind  him of our trip.

This quote by Diane Ackerman is what's in my mind when looking around the lake.  The only difference is, I am thinking of the ocean during my childhood.
"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. " 

I hope that my kids will be able to tell their own children these fun trips that we make when they are  these ages.  I never had any experience such as road trips but I sure enjoyed my childhood with just appreciating what nature has to offer for us.  We didn't have to go anywhere to enjoy our summer, just swimming in the ocean was  a great memory for me.
That's why no matter how far am place can be, hubby and I try to  take them so they would experience and see things that we don't have around here in our small  city.
I am  fortunate that my husband  loves to  be outdoors as well.  He never have any   problem driving all the time.  In fact, he gets bored at home when he is off lol.
So if you are driving around  Ohio, try to  check out  Tappan Lake, it is a beautiful body of water.  They have a park which was on the other side of this  rest stop and they have  a lot of things to do there.  

20 comments:

  1. wow..! what a lake , it is beautiful place for photography and enjoyment, thank you for sharing the post.

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  2. You took a lot of nice pictures here and as I love to travel and discover new places it was nice to learn about a different Switzerland. lol

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  3. Tappan Lake is really beautiful! I've driven past it many times, but I think I've only stopped once. Maybe this summer I'll get down there for a day trip. You have inspired me to go!

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  4. Whenever I spent time at a lake or at the beach, I feel so peaceful and relaxed. This lake is beautiful and looks like a great place to visit and unwind.

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  5. We love to just get in the car and go for a drive. Down roads we have never been on. Stopping for ice cream cone. Just enjoy what is around the next bend in the road.

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  6. What a beautiful place to enjoy your time and relax. If I lived near Tappan Lake, I'd never want to leave. I've only been to Ohio once but hope to go back one day.

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  7. I love going to places like this because it is SO peaceful and fun for the kids! I love to explore and this is my favorite type of place to explore.

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  8. Spontaneous trips are the best, but they happen very seldom for me. Even a weekend is scheduled because of all the things I need to get done.

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  9. Tappan Lake looks like a great place to stop at in Ohio. Your kids certainly seemed to have a good time there.

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  10. Tappan Lake sounds absolutely beautiful, there is nothing like just going out there and doing things spontaneously.

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  11. This looks very laid back. We are on the go so much that I really appreciate doing nothing. Nature has such a nice calm to it.

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  12. Yep, sometimes, the unplanned trips are those that come with more fun. I love this place.

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  13. This place looks like a very relaxing place to chill at. Your family seems to love it!

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  14. Wow the Tappan lake looks awesome! It sure would unwind me and I would love to spend hours there just relaxing. Going to such places with family is sure going to be fun and I guess you enjoyed too!

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  15. I never knew about this Lake before. I want to visit Ohio as well and I guess it's a good thing that I learned this so I can spare some time to visit this beautiful lake as well.

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  16. I definitely love spontaneous trips. It feels like such an adventure. This place looks just gorgeous.

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  17. I'm in Michigan and find myself in Ohio from time to time. Will have to take a peek at Tappan Lake during a visit, looks tranquil!

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  18. Looks like a really peaceful like! Glad you were able to go here with your family!

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  19. I was just at Tappan Lake last weekend. We ate at the restaurant overlooking the water. It's a great lake for boating!

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  20. Such a peaceful place. I love short road trips as well.

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