Sunday, September 27, 2015
I was in town on a Sunday for interviews with candidates for a position on my staff and a few audits at our sites. With an early afternoon arrival, I decided to spend my free time on the trail at Dishman Hills. Washington is a hot bed of old cars. This VW camper in the parking lot was in great shape.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
There was a new Geauga Park district cache in one of our favorite parks so we spent our Friday evening on the trails. It was Lizzie's first visit to the park. She handled the steep stairs leading to the trail well.
I've fed each of our dogs carrots this way. It takes trust in the dog (and a hope for good depth perception). Lizzie is a gentle soul. As she nears seven months with us, she has bonded to me. That's wonderful and sad. Like Gwen before her, she now recognizes when my bag is out for "good" and "bad" trips. Her mood is bright and bouncy when Ali's bag also appears as she expects to join us in Pennsylvania. She is visibly down when my bag appears on its own as she knows I will be going away alone for a business trip. At least when I am home, we get to enjoy carrots.
We visited Elk County to find a milestone cache. We're nearing eleven years of geocaching and today was going to be our 13,000th find. We try to hunt higher terrain caches with the dogs for our 1,000 increment milestones. Today Ali had identified a series of caches in a State Game Lands. The game lands were still wet from the rains of the past few days, but at least the rain was holding off when we started on the trail. Ali's mom showed us wine berries years ago. The plant is an asain invasive, but the berries are delicious. We were too early for the berries, but the trail promised treats in a month or so. Johnny Nash)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The rains of the day before left the game lands wet and soggy. We stopped on our way east for a few finds.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Heavy rains did not deter me from stopping at South Chagrin after work. I was hoping to look for Canada lilies in bloom. My walk stopped a very short distance on the trail with deep, wide water. I wasn't wearing shoes for wading and decided to end my walk quickly.
Friday, September 18, 2015
We decided to go for an evening walk at Holden with the dogs. We parked at one of the remote members-only lots to take a familiar walk. Our early walk was great as we spotted a swallows and an unidentified bird while enjoying the sites and sounds of red-winged blackbirds.