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Secor – Trail Tour 2016

And back to walking the trails.  It has been too long.

I joined a group of friends and walked the All-Purpose Brown trail today at Secor Park.  Everything is in a shade of grey/brown and ice fills the waterways.  There was little to no snow on the ground and was a brisk 50 degrees.  The trails were a little wet, but when compared to last year’s conditions – marked improvement.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2015

It was a fantastic day for a walk in the park.

Blue skies and warm weather.  I had a small group with me today.  We walked the red trail.  It had been raining for the last few days and we were wondering if the trails would have been muddy.  They weren’t too bad.  Today’s menace – the mosquito.  She and her swarm of followers wanted blood – and they took a lot of it from us.  We tried to use bug spray as much as we could – various manufacturers and strengths.  None of it worked.

But – all said and done – excellent day!

Swan Creek – Trail Tour 2015

It’s a holiday weekend and a great way to start it off is by some “trail time”.  I met up with a small group and we walked the red, yellow, blue, and orange trails at Swan Creek this morning.

I was a little concerned that the trails might be muddy and/or swampy but they dried out just enough to allow clean passage through.  The mosquitoes were out in force and took a few liters from the group.  On the Airport Highway side, people were getting ready for the day’s grilling/barbecue and were already out cooking.

Wiregrass Park – Trail Tour 2015

This weekend was our first visit to the newest Toledo Metropark – Wiregrass Park.  This park opened a few weeks ago and is available for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and has 3 primitive campsites around the perimeter of the lake.

The lake itself is about 1/2 mile by 1/4 mile and asking the fisherman – stocks bluegill.

We walked the perimeter trail (about 1.6 miles), turned around and walked it in reverse.  There were a lot of dragonflies and mosquitoes today.

Old West End Festival 2015

This was the weekend for the Old West End Festival.

Official events include House Tours, The King Wamba Parade, a Juried Art FairEntertainment, Children’s Activities, Food Vendors, OWE Stampede 5k run/walk, Beer Pavillion, Yard Sales, Antique Car Show, and Vendors Alley. The un-official events are front yard grill outs, brunches, porch musicians, street performers, face painting, parties, and curbside local artists to name a few. Come join us this year and enjoy the experience that’s been voted ‘Toledo’s Best Neighborhood’!

I ventured down a little after lunch to visit a friend.  I sat on the stoop and drank beer.  Usually that would seem odd, but in this neighborhood – not so much.  We took a walk, visited some vendors, saw some beautiful houses, met some interesting people, ate some great food, and bought some interesting knick-knacks.

After a few hours, we needed to rest our feet, drink a little, and then out again to the beer garden to see the fire dancers.

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