Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I really want to travel Route 66 from Santa Monica through Oklahoma. The Oklahoma to Chicago portion isn't a great priority for me. Maybe its the thought of being in the southwest that interests me. Maybe in my mind I expect the remaining bits in the southwest to be more quirky. Today's travels started with the Route 66 State Park in Missouri. At one end of the park there is a visitor center. The park used to be accessed across the old Route 66 bridge over the Meramec River. The bridge decking was removed about ten years ago so now all that remains to tie this to the old route is the steel girders. We did stop in to see the visitor center (souvenir shop) before making our way to another entrance to the park and a few geocache searches. What we saw of the park seems to be fading away with old 66.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
We were heading to Missouri but stopped for few caches along the way. We started the day at a couple caches placed on private property. It was a pleasant location that offered some quiet time in the woods. Our main stop of the day was a visit to Turkey Run State Park for a 2000 geocache. Turkey Run offered some good trail time with nice rock formations. We weren't overly successful with our cache hunting here, but did find the old cache.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
I needed to visit Tulsa for business. We decided to take the weekend and a couple vacation days to drive together and enjoy some time on the trails. Our first day on the way to Indianapolis was mostly wet, but we were able to enjoy a visit to Charleston Falls Preserve. It may be fall, but there were plenty of late summer wildflowers on view at the park this afternoon.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
If days in northeast Ohio can be called vibrant, this one was vibrant. I took a break from the office to do a 2+ mile walk around Sunny Lake. With fall here, opportunities for days like this are fading.
I was flying home on a red-eye with some time to do a little caching. Rather than heading to a park, I stopped in Garland for some urban caching. Garland reminded me a bit of Coventry in northeast Ohio, a quirky neighborhood dominated by local businesses. googie architecture. The ages are about right for this disappearing 50's look.