Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Hike at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park Lancaster,Ohio

Linking to: FRIDAY’S FENCES,SUNDAY BRIDGES,NF WATERS WEDNESDAY….. Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot….

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The ridge at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park rises more than 150 feet—reaching an elevation above sea level of 1,116 feet—and is 4,500 feet long. It is considered the first ridge in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. READ MORE

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We are going to hike the Meadows and Ridge trail (orange & black on the map)

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Life is a picnic,As you can see,As long as we have,
You and me.

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Throw in a swing,And a day full of sun,We'll show you,How to have some fun.

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Add some good food, And put on a smile,Don't be in a hurry,Stay for awhile.

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Laugh and giggle,Eat till you're stuffed.Have some dessert,You can't get enough.

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Family and friends,Make good picnic mates,
Because life is too short,To have empty plates.
- Tobi Payton

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A short story for the rest of the post: EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR OF SOMEONE UNDER MY BED AT NIGHT.SO I WENT TO A SHRINK AND TOLD HIM.
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'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.'

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Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink.Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.

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How much do you charge? Eighty dollars per visit, replied the doctor.

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'I'll sleep on it,' I said

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Six months later the doctor met me on the street. 'Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.

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Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought myself a new car!

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Is that so! With a bit of an attitude he said, and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?

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He told me to cut the legs off the bed! - Ain't nobody under there now!!!

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FORGET THE SHRINKS..  TALK TO A BARTENDER!..You have my friend Charlie and the internet to thank for that story..LOL

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A favorite spot on the path is on the deck where you can see for miles. The city of Columbus is even visible on clear days.

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If the photo was better and maybe a little less hazy you could see Columbus,Ohio from this vantage point.

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Almost back to the parking lot.

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DSC_0024 Thanks for stopping by…Maybe a Trail Ride in the Hocking Hills in the near future..( On a personal note:: Linda’s mom Maureen Petkey, age 78, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012…Prayers appreciated.)

Linking to: FRIDAY’S FENCES,SUNDAY BRIDGES,NF WATERS WEDNESDAY

14 comments:

June said...

You covered a lot of ground! I bet you felt like a million bucks when you finished, didn't you?
Re the joke: Ha, ha. Bartenders are so SMRT, aren't they? Must be because they listen to the wisdom of so many drunks all day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so sorry for Linda's (and your) loss. Sending healing thoughts and hoping family and nature are a comfort at this time.

Your hike is beautiful; I loved the joke and think I might actually be able to remember it to tell someone.

TONY LETTS said...

Fabulous Autumn colour in there :)

Judy said...

What a great day for a hike in the woods!! The colours are beautiful, and my legs aren't even sore!!! I love the asters!!

Linnea said...

What a beautiful hiking spot, especially during the colorful autumn months. Love your story about the shrink...put a smile on my face.

joanne said...

thank you for taking me on a fabulous hike - unfortunately, it's the only way I get to go. And lol at that joke/story.....great pix

NatureFootstep said...

haha, loved that story. :) And your shots.

Beth Edwards said...

oh, wow ... what a great hike. all those fall colors. so many fence views... what a great time. hope you packed a nice picnic lunch. thanks, for sharing. need to write this location down in case we are in the area. (:

Janet said...

What a beautiful park. Thanks for the walk through!

Jan n Jer said...

What a great hike...enjoyed your pics n the jokes along with them

Genie said...

We went for a hike similar to this last weekend with boardwalks wandering thru the entire area. Your series is so pretty and full of color. I need to get mine organized and posted. It looks like you all had a wonderful day. genie

Jenn Jilks said...

Fun joke! I like putting photos on, with text. If people get bored, they just look at the photos!
Good for you for doing your walks!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, So sorry to hear about the death of Linda's mother. God Bless Linda and the entire family.

Sounds like a great hike. Your pictures are great --and I loved the story.
Betsy

EG CameraGirl said...

Fall hikes are the BEST! I love your photos. :)