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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PLEASANT HILL LAKE AND DAM & CLEARFORK-MOHICAN RIVER FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY & FACEBOOK FAN WEEKEND.

 

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Today for WATERY WEDNESDAY we will start at the Dam & Spillway at Pleasant Hill Lake. The Morning Glory Spillway,named after the flower of the same name is a unique feature of Pleasant Hill Dam. It is one of only two built by the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers. It has never been used. The Spillway has a shaft 76 feet in diameter at the lip a throat diameter of 19 feet.

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Hope this is the last ICICLE photo of the season. Moving on to the covered bridge and gorge.

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Notice the snow & lack of snow on the two walkways in the photos above. Amazing what the sun can do.

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We will follow the bikers from Columbus,Ohio on down the road to the Gorge.

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How about a “bird’s eye view?”

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DSC_0013 The “HAM” reporting from the exercise room at Mohican State Lodge says Thanks For Stopping By….

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Monday, March 29, 2010

MOHICAN STATE PARK LODGE for MY WORLD TUESDAY

About 2 hours from Lancaster,Ohio (taking the slow road) you have Mohican State Park

Recently, Linda and I spent the weekend at the lodge at Mohican State Park for “Facebook Fan Weekend” and what a wonderful weekend it was. So, today for THAT'S MY WORLD TUESDAY we will start our visit to the lodge and park.

The flag and a BALD EAGLE ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) flying overhead greeted us as we arrived at the LODGE.

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The lodge is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts whose operations span the country, and they are a “Green Company.” Xanterra was originally the FRED HARVEY COMPANY which has a rich history of civilizing the old west. I learned about “Fred Harvey Houses” from a fellow blogger.

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Top photo my wife Linda being checked in by Tara who is working the front desk. Bottom photo is Matt whose official title is Director of special operations for Ohio State Parks (hope I got that right). Matt takes care of the Facebook Fan Page and twitter page for the parks. Matt you did a great job putting the weekend together. THANK YOU..

womuniform  When Fred Harvey started his company he advertised in the East for women to work for him Paying as much as $17.50 per month with free room, board and clean uniforms. Tara how would you like to wear a uniform like that?

Photo courtesy of Cline Collection, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

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James Fenimore Cooper visited this area and used the area as a setting for many scenes in his book The Last of the Mohicans.  For the rest of this post will explore the paved well lighted hiking paths in the close vicinity of the lodge.

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Great view of PLEASANT HILL LAKE from the lodge. The lake provides 800 surface acres of water and is right in the middle of two major recreation areas; Mohican State Park and Mohican Memorial Forest. Say thanks to The U.S.Army Corps of Engineer's for this great recreational lake.

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Linda checking out the Gazebo as she looks back at the lodge and our room (we left the light on). Great balcony with a tremendous viewframedlodgeroom

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DSC_0017 Taking all those photos is hard work. I think I will take a break. In upcoming posts we will explore the area ( of course there is a fire tower ) and meet several of the naturalist and learn a little about their specialties.  BIRDS,BEES,SNAKES,RAPTORS,and TREES to name a few. Lisa explained how you could spot a DOGwood tree by it’s BARK LOL.. Sorry Lisa I couldn’t resist using that line…AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY..

OOOPS  I almost forgot the morning we learned about Geocaching from Todd Metz the geocache guy from Guilford Lake State Park

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Friday, March 26, 2010

GONE A WANDERING TO MOHICAN STATE PARK FOR THE FACEBOOK FAN WEEKEND

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MOHICAN FACEBOOK FAN WEEKEND

“Mohican State Park and the adjacent state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio's most unique natural regions. The striking Clearfork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer a wilderness experience while the resort lodge and cottages provide luxurious accommodations.”

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

COMING HOME FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY

( TRIBUTE TO OHIO NATIONAL GUARD )

Something a little different for  WateryWed2c

WATERY WEDNESDAY (A SHORT WET PHOTO STORY)

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Project1 MY SON NATHAN AND HIS FAMILY ( I AM A VERY PROUD FATHER)

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FRAMEDUSO Very good video at bottom of blog. Don’t wait til you get a

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JOE TODD Joe Todd says, “ Thanks For Stopping By “  MY SON HAS BEEN HOME FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW BUT WILL  BE GOING TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2011. I HAVE HAD THIS POST READY TO PUBLISH FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS BUT WASN’T SURE I WOULD PUBLISH IT (WHERE IS THE WATERY SCENERY). I FEEL OUR TROOPS NEED ALL OF OUR SUPPORT ALL THE TIME AND I DON’T THINK I CAN SAY THIS STRONGLY ENOUGH. 

SAY YES TO FACEBOOK JUST FOR FUN ( IN LANCASTER,OHIO )

 

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BEAM ME UP GOING TO FLY OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST ON MY WAY TO THE GOLF COURSE.. AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

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