13 August 2011 Return to the Prairies
We both wanted to see the prairie dock and have started hunting for ten caches per county for the Ohio Great 880 Challenge. The two counties nearest the prairies were close to ten and gave us a great reason to head back and enjoy the flowers once more. The prairie dock were in bloom so our mission was successful.
Our last cache of the day was a stop at this old rest area on the way home. When I was a youth, these old rest areas were a staple of traveling with my family. We didn't eat at restaurants so the picnic tables and grills made a great option for us to stop for a meal. They are a fading part of our landscape, but bring back happy memories for me.