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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A RETURN TO ROCKSTALL NATURE PRESERVE WITH A SCENIC EYE TO THE SKY

EXPLORING CLOSE TO HOME LANCASTER,OHIO

OSIYO AND WELCOME

MAKE SURE TO VISIT:

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A RETURN TO ROCKSTALL NATURE PRESERVE IN THE HOCKING HILLS NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO WITH AN EYE TO THE SKY.

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THEN LINDA AND I MET AN ARCHAEOLOGIST FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HIKING IN THE AREA. AND HE TOLD US, “MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE INDIAN MILLSTONE.”  WITH A LITTLE HUNTING WE FOUND:

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INDIANS used millstone functionality to process grains, nuts and other vegetable food products for consumption. how would you like to process grain in a hole made in blackhand sandstone?

I REALLY LIKE THIS WATERFALL. DO YOU THINK THE FALLEN TREE LOOKS LIKE A MAN STANDING IN THE FALLS?

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LINDA KEPT TELLING ME IT WAS TIME TO GO

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FRAMEDMOON AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY  and Do-da-da-go-hv-i. (In the Cherokee language there is no word for "good-bye"; instead, there is Do-nv-da-go-hv-i), meaning "until we meet again."

IF YOU HAVE THE TIME/INCLINATION THIS IS A NEAT VIDEO.

Time Lapse Clouds Sunrises Sunsets Jet Trails

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FAIRFIELD COUNTY HISTORICAL PARKS VOTE YES ISSUE 14 (GO OHIO)

On May 4th the passage of Issue 14 will preserve local history, bolster the local economy and enhance the quality of life for Fairfield County families, all for pennies a day.

HISTORICALPARKS.ORG

FAIRFIELD COUNTY PARKS (CLICK)

 

Fairfield County Historical Parks ~ 407 E. Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: (740) 681-7249 ~ Fax: (740) 681-4719
Email:
director@historicalparks.org

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Monday, April 26, 2010

NOT ALL WATER IS BLUE A QUICK VISIT TO THE “MUDDY” MAUMEE RIVER YET STILL SCENIC

MAKE SURE TO VISIT:

1.That's MY WORLD Tuesday

2.WATERY WEDNESDAY

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A VIEW FROM FORT MEIGS, SEE THE FISHERMEN IN THE RIVER? (LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE ALMOST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER.)

DSC_0075  The month of March begins the walleye run up the Maumee River.”The famed "Muddy Maumee" has the largest watershed of any river in the entire Great Lakes system with more than 6,300 square miles of rich farmland draining into it.”

I USED TO LIVE IN PERRYSBURG,OHIO AND HAVE OFTEN HIKED BESIDE OR IN THE MAUMEE RIVER

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WE WILL NOW HEAD “UP RIVER” TO GRAND RAPIDS,OHIO

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FINALLY MADE IT TO GRAND RAPIDS

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ALMOST NOON AND I’M STARTING TO GET HUNGRY BUT LET’S EXPLORE FIRST

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ONE TIME MANY MANY YEARS AGO I DID THE HIKE FROM FARNSWORTH METROPARK TO GRAND RAPIDS AND BACK ABOUT 15 MILES.

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THIS IS ALL PART OF TOLEDO METROPARKS. CHECK OUT The Canal Experience At Providence

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LINDA ON THE TOWPATH WHAT A TROOPER. WE HAD BEEN UP SINCE 5:00 AM HAD LEFT LANCASTER,OHIO DRIVEN TO MAUMEE,OHIO,GONE TO GRANDPARENTS DAY AT THE “KIDS” SCHOOL AND NOW WE ARE EXPLORING THE MAUMEE RIVER & CANAL.

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THE MULE CORRALL. THE DAY WE VISITED WE DIDN’T HAVE TO SHARE THE TOWPATH WITH THE MULES. AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY HAD JUST FINISHED PUTING THE CANAL BOAT IN THE WATER FOR THE SEASON. NOW I AM REALLY HUNGRY SO BACK TO GRAND RAPIDS TO EAT

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LINDA HAD A TACO SALAD AND I HAD ONE OF THE BEST ITALIAN SUBS EVER. I REALLY LIKED THE SIGN ON THE WALL IN THE MENS RESTROOM: “ IF YOU SPRINKLE WHEN YOU TINKLE PLEASE BE NEAT AND CLEAN THE SEAT.” I’VE ALWAYS BEEN MORE OF AN “OUTSIDE” KINDA GUY. (YOU CAN THANK LINDA FOR THE NEXT PHOTO. THE ONE I WASN’T GOING TO SHOW.)

JOETODDFENCE AS ALWAYS, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.”

MOTHER’S DAY IS SUNDAY MAY 9 2010..TELLTALE SIGNS OF BEING A MOTHER

Celebrate Mom with the perfect card

Hallmark.com to see what we help you say today.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

THANKS MR. MICKELSON I LIKE YOUR SMILE ( FOR SPIRITUAL SUNDAY )

 

spiritualsundays WELL, I’VE TAKEN SOME TIME AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER WORKING IN THE GARDEN,GOLFING,HIKING,GOLFING,YES YOU GET THE PICTURE. THIS PAST WEEK MY SISTER SARA SENT ME THIS EMAIL CONCERNING  Phil Mickelson AND I THOUGHT I COULD SHARE FOR A SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS BLOG POST. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO TO CREDIT FOR THE STORY BUT THE CROPPED PHOTO OF PHIL CAME FROM WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. THE REST OF THE PHOTOS I TOOK ON THE WAY TO THE GOLF COURSE THIS MORNING

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MR. Mickelson I LIKE YOUR SMILE

For the past few days, while I tried to enjoy one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world, all I was entertained with was the Tiger Woods show. As soon as one golfer would hit a tee shot or make a putt, it seemed that the next view would be that of Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods just missing a putt that would have put him in contention with the other golfers. Tiger Woods hooking his drive which showed how his time off had hurt his game. Tiger Woods trying to “respect” the game. How it seemed that the Tiger was able to put his past transgressions behind him and was able to concentrate on the job at hand. It just kept going on and on about Tiger this and Tiger that.On the other hand, a little miracle was occurring at the Masters; one golfer just kept smiling. He smiled if he made a good drive, or if he made a bad drive. He smiled if he made a 50 foot putt or missed a 5 foot putt. As he walked between holes, he smiled and shook hands with the crowd. He never cursed a bad stoke or blamed another person for a miss. All he did was smile. Why would Phil Mickelson be smiling? Here was a man whose wife has breast cancer. Here was a man whose mother has breast cancer. Here is a man who rather than allow his wife and mother to fight this battle by themselves, took time off from the PGA tour to be with them. Here was a man that returned to the game he loved when his wife ordered him to. Here was a man, who was so glad for the miracle that was happening as his wife moved closer to a cure, that he rewarded her oncologist by allowing him to be his guest caddy at last week’s golf tournament. This move, which could have cost Mickelson thousands of dollars in purse money, was his gift to a man he knew he could never thank enough for what he had given to him. During the last round today, Phil’s wife was staying in their hotel room since she was still weak from the chemo treatments she is receiving. Phil did not know as he walked up to the 18th tee that his wife would be there. All Phil did was smile. He smiled to the crowds,he smiled to the TV audience, he smiled to God. After his last putt found the bottom of the hole, he hugged his caddy and others and walked to the scorer’s shack. He then gave the biggest smile of the whole four days. He saw his wife, and even in the midst of thousands of people, it seemed that only two were there. Tomorrow I am going to smile. I am going to smile if it is nice weather or bad. I am going to smile at the driver who honks his horn at me, or the driver who cuts me off. I am going to smile if I get the order or not. And when the day is done, I am going to save my biggest smile for the person who makes me complete. Then I am going to look to the heavens and give thanks for being able to smile. Thanks Phil!  God bless you and your family. And keep on smiling!

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JOETODDHILTONHEADFRAMED I am going to save my biggest smile for the person who makes me complete.

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LINDA AND I BOTH SAY, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.”

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BACK TO ROCKSTALL NATURE PRESERVE FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY

 

I RECENTLY READ A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL WAR AND THE SETTING WAS THE BOX CANYON NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO CALLED ROCK STALL. 

ROCKSTALLBOOKCROPPED  I WAS VISITING THE GEORGIAN MUSEUM IN LANCASTER AND HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET MARY GREEN. HER FAMILY AT ONE TIME OWNED A FARM IN THE VICINITY OF ROCKSTALL,HENCE THE SETTING FOR THE BOOK  

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ON THIS VISIT I FOUND AND EASIER WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE GORGE

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I HAVEN’T EXPLORED IN THIS DIRECTION YET..NEXT VISIT

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MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT WATERY WEDNESDAY FOR MORE GREAT PHOTOS

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Commonsense club THE TEDDY BEARS SAY, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND MAKE SURE TO COME BACK FOR A LITTLE (CANAL HISTORY)”

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