Wednesday, December 31, 2008

28 December 2008 LoCo Caching with GG

I don't think I've ever cached in Lorain County during pleasant weather. Today was no exception. The blue skies were amazing, but the wind was howling. Ali and I were surprised when we made a stop at the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. It seems that the old, unbuilt housing development has been taken over by Lorain County Metroparks. The sidewalks are gone as is most of the scrubby undergrowth. They've added paved trails and maps. This means most of the geocaches will be tossed out, but the park is really looking pleasant. It was a cold day, but any day out caching is fun. A quiet hot chocolate stop was the perfect end.

27 December 2008 Zoo Blossoms

It will be a few months before we are treated to the early spring blossoms. These from the greenhouse and Rain Forest at Cleveland Zoo will have to tide us over.
26 December 2008 A Cold Day at the Zoo

Friday, December 26, 2008

25 December 2008 South Chagrin and Hunting Valley

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

25 December 2008

Peace to All
24 December 2008 Ice and Rain

We stopped to visit Geauga's latest gem this afternoon. It has been a few years since we enjoyed a walk through these woods. These woods used to be mainly chestnut until the blight took hold in the area. When the remaining chestnuts were timbered out, 300,000 board feet were taken. The woods must have been grand.
21 December 2008 Walking in Geauga

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
20 December 2008 Sights of the Season - Willoughby

Sunday, December 21, 2008

19 December 2008 Sights of the Season - Gates Mills

Saturday, December 20, 2008

18 December 2008 With Friends

Friday, December 19, 2008

17 December 2008 Sights of the Season - Nela Park

16 December 2008 Sights of the Season - Mayfield Village

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

13 December 2008 Later Sunsets and 10,000 Steps

I try not to wish for the days to pass, but this year I have really hated the days with the shortest sunset. It isn't a great victory, but here's to those later sunsets. We had a fun time out with the dogs. It can't be told from the unamused look on Gwen's face as we had some fun with a lei we found in a cache, but I think the dogs were happy to be out too. We grabbed our normal handful of caches today and a healthy dose of blue sky. I also got a rare for this time of year 10,000 step day. Ahhh... soon sunset will be at 5:15 :-)