Thanksgiving Road Trip to Ohio & WV

For the Thanksgiving holiday, I went to Ohio and West Virginia to meet and spend time with my boyfriend’s extended family. We were in an area of southern Ohio that has ZERO cell service. I had a great time getting to unwind and step away from the hustle and bustle of my normal life. During our trip, I had 3 whole days without any cell notifications. Y’all, it was amazing. I don’t remember the last time that I went that long without my phone being glued to my hand. It was a week where I was able to relax, bond with some of my favorite people, and take some great photos. I truly missed my family – since it was my first major holiday away from them, but the mini road trip was fantastic. I wanted to share some of the photos I took in both Ohio and WV. This was the first big time I got to use my new camera, so don’t be too hard on the photo quality. I think my favorite photos are the ones of the stars and the dogs (the usual).

So, the first photos (up to the large black dog, Daisy) are from about a 3-mile hike through the hills/mountains. It was beautiful and peaceful and we found the white dog, that we named Ghost, along the way. Ghost belongs to one of the neighbors but wanted to join us for our hike. It was a cool day, in the low/mid-40s. Clearly, I wasn’t expecting to be in front of the lens, but I liked the photos so oh well.

The middle batch is from the actual house we stayed at. They have a bunch of old cars, farm equipment, cows, Daisy (the bear), and the best part – a breathtaking view of the stars. The temperature was in the single digits that night. It was well worth the freezing cold to only capture two decent images.

The train crossing, smokestacks, the infamous Mothman Bridge, my boyfriend’s grandfather’s Purple Heart and old band bus were a part of our two-day excursion into WV. We spend a lot of time with family there and there was limited photo taking opportunities.

All in all, it was a great trip and I hope you enjoy the photos. There will be more to come next year!


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