Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The dogs were still at camp so we decided to visit Chardon to find a friend's cache which required a short walk around town to visit Ohio Historical Markers. The town square was alive with parents attending an elementary school program and people visiting the maple sugar shack. After we walked around and found the cache, we stopped for a visit at the shack and enjoyed a hot maple stir.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The dogs were at weekend camp as we were planning to spend the evening at an anniversary dinner with friends. We were out to run a few errands in the morning and decided to find a few caches in the Painesville area. We stopped at a city park expecting to make the finds and move on. We were happily surprised to spot a nice variety of ducks on a small pond in the park. After finding the cache, we took a quick walk around the pond to see the ducks before leaving. Our interest in the ducks was rewarded by the completely unexpected arrival of a heron at the pond. I guess there's also fish in the pond. :) Ring Necked Ducks
Saturday, June 13, 2015
We stopped on the way to Ohio for a walk along the Allegheny River by Irvine Flats. We've had success here in the past seeing ducks by the island and along the eastern shore. There were no ducks today, but there was blue sky and a clear view of the old farm equipment left from the late days of the Wilder Estate.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Last year we started spotting eagles early and saw them much of the year. This year we hadn't been so lucky. Today the snow had cleared from the parking area where we often stop to look. Despite the foggy view to the tree line, we were quite happy to spot an eagle.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Thursday, June 04, 2015
After two days of icy trails, I was determined to walk on snow and ice free ground. Ali had been caching in Tuscarawras County and knew the trails were snow free. I knew there were caches and a tower to climb :) at Atwood Lake. The water was mostly open and the trails were clear of snow. It was a fun day. Lizzie climbed about half way up the tower on her first walk and froze. I brought her back down while Ali went to the top to search for the cache. After a few minutes, Lizzie was back to the stairs and up to the top with no hesitation. Ali found the cache and we continued on our way. It was a super day out.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Monday, June 01, 2015
After work, I joined Ali in South Chagrin to finish hiding a few caches for a PI day geocaching event we were hosting. The warmth of Tulsa was behind me. There were signs of spring but for now the trails were icy and snowy. It was a slow and careful walk on the trail today.