Thursday, August 12, 2021

Woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces... MY QUALITY TIME BLOG #WISDOM #JOKES & #TRAVEL..AEP RECREATION LANDS



Today's Quote's... “Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life.”

“If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.”
“After you get stung, you can't get unstung
no matter how much you whine about it.”
“And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.”
“The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.”
“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.”
― Sue Monk Kidd



Joe Todd & Linda reporting from AEP RECREATION LANDS
Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping -- all free for the public to enjoy on 58,800-acres of land in southeastern Ohio. We turned this former mining territory into a vibrant recreation area with over 63 million trees, 350 lakes and ponds stocked for fishing, 293 campsites. The 1400-mile Buckeye Trail also runs through this region.

AS ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT DAY..... Get busy living or get busy dying. 


Snowbrush said...

I enjoy your post, Joe. Have you always live in Ohio; are from the north or the south part of the state; and do the winters get you down?

Joe Todd said...

Snow.. Tanks for stopping by. Always lived in Ohio. Grew up in Lancaster where I now live. Have lived in Mansfield, Toledo. Columbus, and Newark. Snow used to get me down but now we leave for about a month in the winter and go where it is warm. Spring and Fall are best seasons and summer is ok. The politics in Ohio and especially in Lancaster really sucks but it is what it is. Have a good one

Snowbrush said...

Lancaster? I've been in the one in PA, but didn't know of the one in Ohio. Upon looking it up, I see that you're near Columbus, which is surely a good thing.

I've only been to--as opposed to through--Ohio once, and that was to visit a friend in Columbus, although I did get stranded in Cincinnati one night. I had hitchhiked in from PA, and the man who picked me up had asked me to drive. I did so while he napped. He woke up livid because we hadn't covered more ground. When he threatened to kill me, I pulled into a service station, and got out of the car. He left, and I didn't know what else to do, so I stepped inside a service station bathroom. After a few minutes, a boy of eight or so came in to pee, and while the boy was still there, a drunk man came in. I had told him that I was stranded, and he concluded that the boy and I were together, started crying, and offered to take us with him. I accepted, and he didn't seem to notice that the boy was gone. I got into the car with him and another drunk man, and we drove 100 mph through much of Kentucky. They said they were out of prison on parole, showed me their guns (which they weren't supposed to have), and added that they weren't supposed to have left the state of Ohio. The driver finally pulled off the Interstate and went to sleep on the off-ramp. It being daylight by then, and the rain having stopped, I walked to the end of the ramp and caught another ride. Those two rides marked the only scary times I had in my thousands of miles of hitchhiking, but they were enough to discourage me from continuing to do it.

In your travels, Joe, you should visit the Vicksburg Battlefield, it being well represented by monuments put there by the people of Ohio. I'm pretty sure that Sherman was from Ohio, and maybe Grant as well.