Thursday, December 29, 2016
Ali had state park visits planned for the day starting with Pike Lake State Park. We both liked this relatively small state park. It was quiet and peaceful with nice trails in the woods.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Most of our vacations include at least one rainy day. This trip had more than one.
The rain was hard and steady. The roads were covered with standing water and wet slippery mud. We brought our Mazda on this trip rather than one of the Subarus. This rain and the slick roads made me reconsider that decision.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
It's considered an achievement to find caches in all the counties in a state. We have already found caches in all counties of four states. It seemed time to actually find caches in all the counties in our "home" state. Lawrence and Gallia Counties were the only ones we had missed during our twelve years of geocaching. We were staying in Ironton which is the Lawrence county seat so finding a cache in Lawrence was an easy task. We were happy to start our morning at the local library in Ironton. The geocache final was in the geneology room. Ali has done much of her family's ancestory with many courthouse visits over the years, but Lawrence offered a chance for her to explore the history of a part of the family which settled in southern Ohio. The staff member who pointed her towards a few valuable resources was friendly and clearly loved her work in the department.
Friday, December 23, 2016
We started our day with a visit to Georgetown, Ohio. We stopped in town to locate a benchmark and hunt a few geocaches. Once we arrived we spent time walking the area and learning more of the boyhood home of President Grant.
A later schooling location for the future president