Thursday, February 14, 2008

John Hoopes visits Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina!

We had a great visit with Dave's dad just after Christmas. Thanks for coming!

If you come to Dayton, you'll probably end up at the Air Force Museum, like it or not. There isn't a lot to see here, but this is big, and free. Here are Dave and his dad enjoying the planes.

The kids and I finally caught up with them!

John brought Pirate stories and toys. Here the kids are listening to the story while playing with their new toys.

We spent one night at the Great Wolf lodge, a hotel and waterpark. Everyone had a great time! And what a great picture of us in our swimming suits!

We made Thai and Indian food while John was here. Dave and his dad shopped for ingredients at several local ethnic markets.

We drove south to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It was just after a snow storm, and was unusually cold for the south. The scenery was amazing! The waterfalls were frozen, and there was snow on all the trees! Perfect day!

We did a short hike to a famous waterfall.

Emily and Benjamin take a little break.

Here we are at the top. It was pretty and quiet up there.

9 comments:

ERIK & TANYA said...

So glad to see the updates! I was wondering where you've been. :) The scenery is beautiful. Hopefully someday Erik and I can come for a visit.

Mason and Erika said...

Did someone say Dayton? I'm so there! Okay, but really, glad to have a new post!!!

traci said...

looks like you're having a grand old time. Jeff's talking about coming back for another visit this year...

PB & J said...

Man, I really miss seeing you. These pictures and updates are GREAT, but I want the real, live in person Megan.

Arnow Family said...

Hey guys! I'm glad I could find your blog on the family directory that Aunt Jan sent out. I hear you are living in Ohio. We need to get together sometime. I bet they told you already, but your good friends, the Gage's are in our ward. Small world huh! you can check our blog out if you want. arnowfamily.blogspot.com
oh, and btw your kids have grown so much. They are such cuties!

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