Saturday, April 28, 2012

17 March 2012 West Side Caching

I was tired from all the traveling, and Ali is still getting used to being back at work so we decided to spend the weekend in Northeast Ohio.  There is a new multi in Huntington Reservation so we made that our target cache for the afternoon.  We stopped for a few along the way including avenging one of Ali's old dnf's at this nice park.  The warm spring weather had brought a lot of people to the river to play and relax.


We've been to this area of Huntington before, but it was wet and late  The first stage of the multi was under these old interurban supports.  The Interurbans had left northern Ohio long before my time although I was able to ride one at Trolleyville before it closed.  This series of supports carried the Lakeshore Electric Railway from Cleveland to Toledo.  My dad used to ride this as a kid to Lorain and the Lake Erie Islands.  It's an odd bit of Northeast Ohio history.

Ali knows if I have my camera and we are caching, I am always heading off on bunny trails with the camera. :-)  There were nice spring beauty blossoms (and the final of a multi) on this bunny trail.

It was a pleasant surprise to find an early-season soft ice cream place open after we ended our caching day with a dnf on a multi.  We both enjoyed our visit to Fenik's.  We were both really thrilled at the owner.  These days someone who seems to generally enjoy doing business and meeting people is a lot rarer.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

15 March 2012 Brick Building in Field

14 March 2012 Robinson Lake

After working in Columbia City, I headed out in the evening with a friend to hunt a few nearby caches.  I had never been to Robinson Lake and he had unfound caches so it seemed like the right choice.  I really liked the area.  There was a really nice looking campground and the lake appeared to be popular with the fisherman.  The first hepatica of the season at the first cache was a nice addition.

At the far side of the lake, we spotted a gaging station.  I'm used to the mechanical ones or the electronic ones.  I wasn't sure how this functioned.

11 March 2012 Looking For Eagles

We had stopped at this area in prior years and were able to spot eagles near an active nest. we hoped for another sighting this afternoon. We had no luck spotting the mating pair, but there appeared to be a couple heads popping up in the nest.

It was nice to see coltsfoot blooming at the right time in this spring where every flower seems to be weeks early.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

4 March 2012 An Afternoon in North Chagrin

Our geocache permit was about to expire, so it was out with the old...

And in with the new.