It was a wonderful day spent with my dearest friend. Thanks Julie for a wonderful afernoon.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
On Tuesday I dropped Mike off at Ed Kerns house and picked up his wonderful wife, my dearest friend, Julie and we headed out for a ladies day. We enjoyed a stroll around a Joann Fabric store, then a yummy Chinese lunch, then headed over to the newest Metro Park in town, Scioto Grove. It is such a lovely little park. See from the photos below.
Monday, September 11, 2017
|Mike and I and Gary off on our day trip to southeastern Ohio|
|Must follow the big brother, he knows where he is going.|
|The views were just gorgeous along the way.|
|Thank heaven for nice laid out paths|
|Okay some were a bit more challenging than others.|
|Rock Bridge, hard to tell that the lower half is probably 25 to 50 feet down under the rock bridge.|
|The guys on the bridge|
After the hike we headed over to Nelsonville and grabbed a bite to eat at the Miners Diner. It was a small place but the food was really good. It was located right on the "town square".
|The guys at lunch.|
|The town square, well it was more like an oval.|
Okay must admit I mostly took pictures of the lilly pads. So after this we headed back on the road and made it to Stockport Mill. Mike and I had stayed there in the past at the Inn. The Mill wasn't open but we looked around outside.
|Some flowers by the Mill|
By this time it was about 2:00 p.m. and Mike was getting tired, well we all were so we headed back to the town of McConnellsville. We were in search of the the Big Muskie Bucket, but spotted this fire engine on the way that I really wanted to photograph. Well Mike drove by but there was not real good place to stop the truck so he pulled into part of the fairgrounds across the street and the guys helped me climb up the side of this hill and over the busy road to take pictures of this old fire truck. I told you they were the BEST MEN EVER!
|Huge hill we all climbed up just so I could take a picture of a fire truck.|
|It was pretty awesome. Unfortunately there was a fence I was allowed over to be able to see it up close.|
Then we were on our way to find the Big Muskie Bucket. Now for those of you that don't know what this is well its a bucket from a HUGE coal mining machine that AEP used when mining coal from land in southeastern Ohio. They called the machine the Big Muskie. Well all that is left of the machine is the bucket and a really nice park that AEP built around it.
|The chain to the bucket|
|The bucket, I told you it was big.|