The walk from the Kroger drop-off was maybe 45 minutes one way to these 2 separate but equally named "parks". It was walking down the 2 lane country roads that kinda made me white knuckle it. I learned an interesting fact during this part of the tour of parks: apparently "Parkland" doesn't mean "Park". I kinda got excited when I saw the comparatively large tracks of land on the map because the last few places were represented by a pine tree symbol and a number (read: "Pocket Park"). Well, I guess Parkland means an undeveloped prairie style place. Essentially that has not been farmed in a while.
Or something like that...
So all in all, kind of a waste of a trip, although I got to see the progression of the new mega Casino that's going up on the west side. I also got to try the new-ish Coke Freestyle machine at Wendy's for the first time. At least it was nice to get out of the cramped confines of Old Towne East where I live in Columbus and actually see some vast tracts of farmland.
|Dead end into nothingness|
|So THIS is a "Parkland". Huh.|
|lazy Clover Groff Run|
And this was the equally impressive Alton-Darby Parkland. I just missed catching a picture of a crane in this little bog. I didn't see him till it was too late.
I decided to snap a few more pics since this was kind of a waste of a trip, and slightly nerve-wracking. This was a huge field of last-years corn that should be sprouting up in a couple months as long as Ohio gets a better share of rain this year. Also pictured is an old church cemetery decorated for the then upcoming Memorial Day. In general, I really hate cemeteries UNLESS they are so old and historic, nobody in the area are around anymore. Something about mourners or recent sad memories, I guess. All in all it was nice to get back home to sidewalks and houses that were too close to one another ;)
|I wonder who she was, what she did, why she died at 41? What did this part of Columbus look like then?|