Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous! Spring was starting to burst out all over and I spent most of Saturday out on my Yamaha C3 scooter exploring the county and the nearby village of Batavia.
Then on Sunday we all took a car ride on Route 52 along the Ohio River, just exploring randomly and occasionally stopping to watch the barges go by.
In all this meandering I was in search of a Dogwood tree to photograph. I never found one!
The green was barely showing on most bushes and trees, though the sun was warm and the air was laden with that sweet spring freshness.
On Saturday I scooted over to the county seat, Batavia, a pretty little village nestled along the east fork of the Little Miami River.
There's a peaceful little cemetery there where I often stop to enjoy the woods and the quiet:
I had stopped and bought some snacks, so a little rest became a little feast!
The C3 opens up to make a great buffet table!
Pausing along a back road out of town the daffodils provided a beautiful background:
The C3 rolled along the back roads quietly and tackled hills like a champ! What an awesome little 49cc!
On Sunday we headed out in the car. Our first stop was the village of New Richmond, a river town rich in history and local color. I know I will return there on the scooter just to explore it in more detail:
A little riverside park provided a place for the girls to sniff about and explore:
Our youngest furry daughter:
Just enjoying the serenity...
Looking over to the Kentucky side, I spied this "castle" on the hill:
Zooming in, it really does look like a castle! Well, sort of. Eat your heart out, Sonya! ;=)
We drove easterly on the river road and made a few more stops along the way. These were our constant travel companions out on the river. This one was near Moscow, Ohio:
Near Utopia, Ohio, I snapped this purple carpet of heather rolling across the field:
We ended our afternoon with chicken dinners in the park beside the river in Aberdeen, Ohio. Across the way is Maysville, Kentucky, another historic little river town:
Hope you enjoyed hanging out with us on our "spring fling"!