Camping in BlueRock State Park, June 2008

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We had 5 campsites in a row along the creek. Families doubled up in the campsites. There were a bunch of us. (Not quite as many as last month in Delaware though.)

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The kids loved playing in the creek.

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Blue Rock State Park isn't very far from The Wilds.
On Saturday morning we went on a safari.

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Shortly after arriving Liam found a "Wild Worm".

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We had a quick bite to eat...

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...then, Chris, our Guide took us out in an open air tour bus.

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We stopped to feed some catfish and a few swans.

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A mother Rhino, and her baby came up to check out our bus.

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We got to visit with some sleepy Cheetahs.

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They were in a special fenced off area.

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Audrey collected a few wildflowers.

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These wild asian horses were milling about along the road.

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Then we came across a few giraffes.

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They were walking right down the middle of the road in front of us.

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Our guide says this was a very rare sighting.
He said that in all the tours he's led and been on, he'd never gotten this close to one.
We think he said it was a "Szechuan Tonkin". Some sort of Asian forest goat.

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We even got to see a baby scimitar oryx.


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Some of us decided to check out the Blue Rock State Forest fire tower.

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Unfortunately you weren't allowed to climb it.


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We headed off to the beach.

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Liam had a few cookies right before running to the beach.

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Then, we got some ice cream.

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On Sunday morning we stopped at Buckeye Lake for a tour of the Cranberry Bog.

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It was a long wait for the boat.

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Sometimes Willow can strike the most glamorous poses.
Doesn't she look like a movie star?

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The Bog had a lot of poison sumac on it.

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It also had these rare beautiful orchids.

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This is the flower of a pitcher plant.

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The pitcher plant is carnivorous.

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This is the group of us that went to the Cranberry Bog.


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More Ice Cream!

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Liam's eyes look really blue in this picture.

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We enjoyed Wheldon's ice cream on their front porch in Millersport.

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Cath really likes this picture of Rick and Liam.

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There was a dove nesting in the porch ceiling above us as we ate.

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