It was a pause in a hectic, busy 3-day schedule; our recent press trip to 3 Great Inns included this stop to the Hocking Hills State Park. To see the vastness of the cliffs and caves, waterfalls, giant hemlocks, black birch, Canada yew and the gritty, reddish Blackhand sandstone that blankets the entire area is really something to behold; it is impossible for the mind to imagine exactly how Mother Nature’s hand painted the timeless artwork seen today.
And in the midst of the swarms of people visiting the park that day – families with children, couples with dogs, seniors, back-packers with walking sticks, teenagers, photographers and naturalists – I was struck at once by the quietness of my spirit as I watched The Professor move in and about, snapping photographs and recording sound.
Preachers have shouted sermons and symphonies have been played in that area; as a musician myself, I can close my eyes and feel the music vibrate through me. Hocking Hills State Park is a gift – one that should be experienced first-hand if you find yourself in the area.
This area is also home to Inn at Cedar Falls; Ellen and her husband Terry, have created a haven where one can commune with nature and be restored; we’ll be sharing their story in the coming weeks.
Whatever activities might be included in your busy schedule this week, we hope you find a moment to pause, take a deep breath and be present in the sights and sounds that surround you.
Thanks for stopping by; have a wonder-filled Sunday!
DISCLAIMER: While this stop was part of a press trip, we were not asked to write, nor are we being paid for, any posts pertaining to this trip. All photographs, video work, music, sound design and opinions are strictly our own.