Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wandering The Back Roads Of Ohio…

Vinton County, Lake Hope, Moonville Tunnel, Wandering



It’s a beautiful fall November day with the temps in the mid 50’s . For me it is the kind of day that screams “Road Trip”.

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In July 1863, a fast-moving Confederate army swept across the Ohio, stopping at every farm and home to steal horses and food.


Painting by M. Kuntsler…. Today, I’m heading out of Nelsonville to Vinton County. Some might say the area in Vinton County is still “haunted” by Morgan’s Raiders.




Matt replacing the Wheelabout road sign. (my road to turn on) Matt says , “People are always taking this sign, and he has  replaced it before. Maybe the ghosts of the haunted Moonville Tunnel are involved.




Haunted Moonville Tunnel.. I couldn’t  get any closer today. The water in the creek was to high and of course the bridge is gone.





Take a close look and you might see a couple modern day raiders (hunters)  and a pretty nice tree stand to.



I adore old barns, meadows, and wide open spaces.


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I’m sure this old house has many many stories it could tell.


I had a great lunch at the Lake Hope dining Lodge and then took this photo from the balcony. Time for a nap..

DSC_0041 Joe Todd looking at the sky just before his eyes close for the well deserved nap.


Vinton County, Lake Hope, Moonville Tunnel, Wandering

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Linda G. said...

It did look like a nice day for a road trip. I enjoyed looking at your pictures.

Snowbrush said...

I very much enjoyed the photos, Joe. I remember an old TV show entitled, I think, "Mosby's Raiders." I wonder it it might have been a fictionalized account of Morgan's Raiders.

Joe Todd said...

The 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, also known as Mosby's Rangers.. A different outfit than Morgans

TONY LETTS said...

Nothing like a road trip to feed the soul :)

Snowbrush said...

Thanks for the info about Mosby, Joe.

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Tony, there truly isn't anything like a road trip to feed the soul and lighten the heart! I love your captures!! Good to see you online again, Joe!! Hope you have a great week!

Cynthia said...

Love the windows in the abandoned house. Beautiful photos of a lovely trip.

Anonymous said...

Creative post and excellent photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Unknown said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Fun60 said...

Great weather, scenery plus some history. Wonderful post.

Laura said...

beautiful series!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice day trip Joe...thanks for sharing it. Always like learning some history along with your great pictures.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Great history there and an old railway to boot, what more can one ask for

eileeninmd said...

I enjoyed taking the backroads thru Ohio! Beautiful scenery and photos. Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ileana said...

Great road trip. Thanks for allowing me to come with you!:) Beautiful picture!