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Posted in VIDEO, Kayak/Canoe, Hoover Reservoir Tagged Ohio, video, Kayak, fitness, outdoor adventures
Posted in Alum Creek State Park, Hiking, PHOTOS, Running/Health & Fitness Tagged Ohio, Running, Winter, hiking, featured photo, trails, alum creek state park, outdoor adventures
Featured Photo: Seasonal Mix (Alum Creek State Park; Lewis Center, Ohio)
Winter can be a rough ride for an outdoor lover who goes numb in freezing temperatures! Whispers of warmer seasons past and yet-to-be can help less enthusiastic winter dwellers weather the temporary chill and appreciate the architecture of a bared woods. This photo, taken last winter on a seasonally-vacated mountain bike trail, is an encouragement to bundle up and search out the beauty in a frozen afternoon.
I did my first snowy trail run at yesterday and have officially plunged into yet another Ohio winter. Sensation has returned to my toes; acclimation is complete.
Posted in Franklin Park Conservatory Tagged In-Town Tourist, gardens, Ohio, Franklin Park Conservatory, traditions
An In-Town Tourist Feature:
…because Adventure begins in the heart and Travel starts at the end of your own driveway.
Ohio winters challenge the hiking, biking, beach girl in me. Bundling up for a hike or layering for a run in the woods isn’t too bad most of the time, but the lingering listless gray can creep into a body even when the chill has been held at bay.
I have to attack the winter months a little. Find ways to ride over them like a beach ball on a wave. The gym works. Warm weather getaways work even better! But one of our better options locally is Franklin Park Conservatory. I can always find a bit of summer inside that stately structure and, for a few minutes, completely forget the wind chill waiting in the parking lot.
The Conservatory is a Christmastime tradition with festive poinsettias, a model train display and whimsical gingerbread houses. The seasonal attractions, including a phenomenal juggling act are always top notch. But for me, the best part is always wandering into greened spaces and spying summer blooms.
Updated from January 12, 2011.2 Comments