Category Hiking/Walking

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Seven

June 9-24 As planned, we left for the West Side Market after a light breakfast at Urban Homestead, and arrived ready for some treats. The market is the kind of place that you wish was close to where you lived, as the array of fresh meat, vegetables, and produce is mind-boggling. We walked up and […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Six

June 9-24 Up the next day, we looked forward to our visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HOF) but first stopped to check out the Westside Market. Similar to other great indoor markets (Reading Terminal in Philadelphia, La Boqueria in Barcelona, etc.) with a large selection of food options, we figured we’d […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Five

June 9-24 We departed that morning for the Campus Martius Museum, under whose umbrella the river museum falls.  We parked in the lot next door and entered to spend an hour or so viewing the exhibits and taking a tour of the Rufus Putnam House.  Originally built as a defensive fortification in 1788, the fort […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Four

June 9-24 We drove away from Grandma Peckinpaugh’s house with a couple of ghosts reflected in the rear view mirror, turned left onto McConnelsville Road and drove to our next stop, the Manchester Cemetery. Adjacent to an abandoned church, this would be the first of three graveyards we’d visit that day, the final resting spot […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Three

June 9-24 With some driving and sightseeing ahead of us we didn’t dawdle at the Inn, making way a little after 10am heading due east for Columbus. We drove straight to the campus of Ohio State University, planning to park and take a quick tour of the new Student Union but were thwarted in our […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Two

June 9-24 With a full day of reliving family memories and Uncle Dale’s 75th High School Reunion on tap, we ate the Continental breakfast (the one bright spot) at Urbana Inn and took off west towards St. Paris, former home to Grandma Cuba, mother to Uncle Dale and my Mom. At the outskirts of town […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Five

May 7-15 With the nuptials to attend later in the day, we figured we’d do some sightseeing in the morning followed up by a hike, then return to the house to relax and clean up before heading to the wedding. Our first stop on the way to Fort Morgan, our focus for the morning, was […]