What is there to do in Ohiopyle State Park? That’s what we were wondering, so we did what any tourists would do and we asked the park rangers at the campground office. The ranger was super helpful and provided a map and circled several “must see” locations for us. The first on our list were the water slides. This was the one thing my friend had mentioned to me…that there were some natural water slides. We arrived at an empty parking lot then followed the wooden stairs down to the river. I’m not sure what the rest of the family had go through their minds but my brain processed something about like this “nu uh, no way….that is a whitewater death trap…nobody in their right mind would get in that raging torrent….no thank you!” None of the kids seemed too excited to get in the water so maybe I wasn’t alone. They threw some sticks in intending to watch them float down stream only to have them completely devoured by the frothing white water never to be seen coming out the bottom. Just about the time we all agreed that we would not be sliding down this river a dude shows up in swim trunks!
We’ve been doing some long travel days as we near the end of our time out on the road. We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there…hey, that would make a good song lyric 😉 Since we like to stay in an area for 3 or 4 days we’re doing longer drive days and skipping some stuff in between. Today’s drive was from Niagara to southwestern Pennsylvania to a state park called Ohiopyle. Have you ever heard of it? I sure hadn’t, but a friend of mine from PA gave it high marks. We weren’t sure if it was pronounced o-HI-o-pile or o-hee-O-ple but we were heading there anyway.