Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Hills Are Alive

Last week was my vacation.  Simon and I headed to Hocking Hills for a couple of days to escape Columbus.  Kind of a Green Acres vacation.  

We stayed at the Frontier Log Cabins and it was the perfect getaway.  And a prison (if you had to live there.)  No cell phone service, no phone, no wi-fi, no basic cable - they weren't kidding about it being a getaway!  It did come with a DVD player, a hot tub and a gas fireplace, so there was still plenty of entertainment.

I've never been to Hocking Hills, so was surprised by how beautiful everything was.  We went to Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls.  It was a lot of hiking and exploring, but the weather was super nice.

Our biggest adventure came with the grill.  We were so excited about grilling - we brought hot dogs, turkey burgers, s'mores.  Neither of us have ever worked with charcoal before.  We bought the charcoal that ha
d already been treated with lighter fluid, but it didn't work. We couldn't start a fire to save our lives!   We had to make microwave s'mores.

The next day, we were on a mission - particularly when the dude across the road managed to get a beautiful fire going on his grill.  We bought lighter fluid and we added it to the charcoal (along with random pieces of notebook paper.)  We managed to maintain a little flame, but sadly, it was only enough to cook four low-fat hot dogs.  We still did the turkey burgers inside and we still nuked our s'mores.

1 comment:

shroud said...

I'd say the grill wouldn't start because it was rebelling against low-fat hotdogs and turkey burgers - cooking over open flame should be reserved for REAL food. ;)

Glad you had a great time in Hocking Hills - I can't believe you've never been before! Glenlaurel Inn down there is one of my all-time favorite escapes.