Every year around this time, my family assembles at a family cottage on a small lake in western Michigan. My siblings stretch from coast to coast and this is sometimes our only chance for all our family to come together. I will be without internet and even cell phone reception (unless you stand at the top of the stairs in just the right spot), but have left you with a daily photo or two and a little story of past vacations.
My parents instilled a love of nature and adventure in me. Two summers ago, my parents joined us on a trip to the Hocking Hills Region of southeast Ohio. I was happy to have them explore with my kids the same way they did with us.