Monday, July 13, 2009

Road Trip...to Athens, Ohio and Hocking Hills!

Rick, Matty and I headed up to Athens, Ohio yesterday. Matty is at a tennis camp at Ohio University all week, and while he's hitting tennis balls I'm going to visit the parks, but before I get to that...guess who I had dinner with last night? Heather of the Hills! Heather and her husband, Dave, invited me to their beautiful home for a yummy, yummy dinner. Heather made veggie lasagna with zucchini from her garden. Delicious! We talked and talked and had a great time. Heather is every bit as gracious in real life as she is on her blog, and Dave is incredibly nice too. I also got to meet her dogs, Jupiter and Emmet. Very cute and sweet, they spent most of their time sleeping...just like they do on her blog! 

Heather and me standing next to her garden. Dave must have 
said something funny, because I'm laughing. I can't remember...

The wooded drive leading up to Heather and Dave's house. They 
are nestled in thick woods...truly a bird lover's paradise. I don't 
think I could get any work done if I lived there because I would 
be tromping through the woods looking for birds...all the time! 

Tomorrow Heather and I are heading up to Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills. Our target species...a Cerulean Warbler and a Hooded Warbler! Wish us luck... 

10 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Kel----Glad you met another blog friend. Heather looks like an incredible lady--and I would love the area where she lives..

Have fun in Hocking Hills and take a BUNCH of pictures!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Kelly said...

Thanks, Betsy! I may just take my little camera with me tomorrow. It's lighter...

Heather said...

Aw, thanks for your nice "review" of our place. You should have taken some pictures of the dogs sleeping! Just as proof. I'd like to try to get some more pics of us together today while we're at Old Man's Cave.

Oh, and Betsy, thanks. I imagine you would like it here. I'll make sure Kelly gets some waterfall pictures for you while we're at Old Man's Cave!

Nature As Is said...

Morning Kelly lovely post you got some fatastic shots of some bugs. I couldn't begin to guess what your mystery shot was...interesting. How wonderful that you and Heather met up and had a wonderful visit together. So nice sounds like you had a lovely time.
Take Care Crista

Ginnymo said...

That's so cool that you two met. I like that photo of you both!! Have fun sightseeing!! I love that Heather lives way back in the woods like that!! Ha!

Cicero Sings said...

Yet another blogger that you've met. How very fun and what a lovely looking place that they live in. You are very cute in the picture.

Jayne said...

How fun! What a beautiful place Heather has there. Looking forward to the photos.

Mary said...

Wonderful! Hope you find those warblers!

Kelly said...

Heather....I was thinking the same thing!!

Betsy.....the waterfalls were dripping!

Crista...We had so much fun birding on Tuesday....I'll have more to say about that in a few days.

Ginny...it's so nice meeting another birder and blogger. We really had a wonderful time!!

Cicero and Jayne....my photos don't do it justice. All the woods are gorgeous. Heather is really lucky!!!

Mary....we found one...and I found a few more today! :-)

Roy said...

Stunning Ladies. {:)