October 25, 2012

A Walk With The Woods

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. "

Henry David Thoreau

October is a good time to visit Pennsylvania.  Cheri and I went out to visit her son, Gary Wood and his one-year-wife, Jessica Wood.  Among other things we did in the week we were out there, we took a few walks in the woods with the Woods.  As H. David Thoreau taught, the woods can teach us much about life and living.  This walk is at Beaver Creek State Park, which is actually just over the western border of Pennsylvania in Ohio.

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. "

John Muir

We drove up to Cleveland, Ohio, to visit the zoo there.  Pittsburgh also has a zoo, but Gary and Jessica think the zoo in Cleveland is nicer.  Cheri wore her leopard rain coat for the occasion.  There is always a chance of rain in Pennsylvania and Ohio in October.  Sure enough, we got a few sprinkles at the zoo.

This is the view behind the house Gary and Jessica recently bought in Ohiosville, Pennsylvania.  The red tool shed is behind their house.  It's all very nice and peaceful and beautiful.  Life is good with the Woods.