Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bedford Reservation (2/19/2017)

Sunday, February 19, 2017
An incredible weekend of sun and temperatures in the 60s to 70s.  Washed the salt off the car, and finished pruning shrubs that we didn't get to before the very cold weather.
Today we had to go to two places in Cuyahoga Valley National Park to purchase a Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass, still only $10.
We also completed the very last segment of the Clevelend Metropark's Emerald Necklace, thus having walked or driven the connecting parks from Rocky River west of Cleveland to North Chagrin to the east.
Emerald Necklace of Cleveland Metroparks
The Bridle Trail in Bedford Reservation took us way uphill!
Yep, this is the trail for horses
It's hard to see how far up we have climbed
Someone has been clearing the trail
At the high point of the trail, it is easy to see why
some mountains might be called the Blue Ridge
Some kids got wet trying to net something from Tinker's Creek

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Winter Miscellaneous

Friday, January 6, 2017
Headed on a quick trip Buffalo, with a sunrise on a pretty snowfall.
Rising sunlight on snow-covered trees
But then ran into lake-effect snow flurries.  Sunny again in Buffalo for a visit to a couple senior independent living facilities.
Lake and "villas" at Canterbury Woods

Monday, January 30, 2017
We woke up to find the expected few inches of lake effect snow had turned into 15 inches!  A couple days later we had another 5 inches.
Giant snowman on Rawnsdale Road in Shaker Heights (2/4/2017)
It took a month to sort through nearly 20 years of accumulated international stamps and place them in stamp albums; a family project done by mainly one person!
The Japanese stamps ready to be sorted by year of issue (2/7/2017)
The United States stamp will have to wait!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
We went to the soft opening of Dewey's Pizza in Fairlawn, OH, where new staff was able to practice before the grand opening in a couple weeks.  We were not charged for food and a sign at the door asked that we order appropriately to the size of our party.  We shared a medium-size pizza and a small salad.  It appeared other parties were ordering one small or medium pizza for each member of the party.  But...
This party of three had two large pizzas and
two medium pizzas, as well as three large salads...

Sunday, February 12, 2017
We don't have many photos of Kent and me together, so Brynne had to take one when our niece, Alina, requested a photo that "represented" us.
Kent and Tamiko have done a lot of reading this winter (PBB)