Category Ohio Reunion and the GAP 2017

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eleven

June 9-24 This next to the last day of the tour would be challenging as we would leave the GAP trail and connect with the fairly new, not quite completed Montour Trail by having to follow a set of convoluted directions through the outskirt of Pittsburgh. This is where we were going to rely on […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Ten

June 9-24 As mentioned in the prior post, my field trip would be out to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob (Hagen House).  Faithful readers of the blog will recall our interest in this true American Genius and as we’d visited his Fallingwater the last time through, I was very interested in seeing this entirely different […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Nine

June 9-24 The bus pulled off the road at the Deal trailhead and parked, disgorging cyclists ready to hit the trail. We moved our luggage from the bus to the truck that would carry them on to that night’s campground, located our bikes, and walked over to the trail, mounting up to start our first […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eight

June 9-24 We drove Bev out to the airport in the morning, returning to the Urban Homestead to clean up, do a load of laundry and finally get on the road close to noontime with a short two-hour drive down to Pittsburgh. Our stay for the night was at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, actually located […]

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 […]