Friday, May 27, 2016

Glen O. Jones Lake

Bug and I recently went to Glen O. Jones lake and had a great day just the two of us (Goose was in school or she would have been our sidekick, of course).

Glen O. Jones Lake is a great place to go if you enjoy camping and fishing.  There's really not a lot else to do.  There's a jungle gym at the top but it's small and the lane to get to it is pretty steep.  We passed a couple of hiking trails but they didn't look very well taken care of and were completely deserted which is a no-no for us three girls.

I couldn't get a lot of pictures since it was packed with people but I got a couple of pretty shots.

The lake was beautiful and sparkling.

I wish the Tecumseh statue would have been in a better spot than the corner they have it in.  It's all the way at the top of the drive, far from the lake, and it's dark up there.

The lake is located in the Shawnee National Forest and is actually just minutes away from the area where my family is from.  I used to go to my great-grandparents home all the time and I remember it being so much fun to be in the 'mountains'.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My April Book Pile

 April was a long month for me.  Between Bug's numerous doctor's appointments, end of school antsiness, and my general hatred of my job, there wasn't much for me to enjoy about reading.

I know I usually talk about my favorite and least favorite of the month but I honestly didn't have any real standouts in April.  If I really had to choose I would say Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King was the easiest read.  I wish I had known in advance that it was a thriller and not a paranormal type book.  It might have made me like it better, but I was a little disappointed when I was expecting typical King.

The overall least favorite for the month was pretty easy to choose.  Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas was so boring I felt my hair grow.  It took me ages to read this book and the only thing that finally pushed me through was the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon.  I stayed up late reading on it and finished it the next day.

I realized recently that I think I've only had one 5 star read this year so far and that was 11/22/63 way back in January.  No wonder I feel book burnout.  I haven't had a great read in months!