Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Afternoon


We took the opportunity this afternoon to revisit Grant's Park.  

The park is huge, and at 187 acres, we've still only seen a small portion.


The "boys" thought they'd explore the creek and see if they could find any crayfish.  


No luck on that front, but they had fun trying.

Surprisingly, for this time of year, there was still plenty of color along the paths.


My favorite part of the walk though, was when we reached an alcove called "The Chimneys".



These beautiful stone chimneys are what remain of a fishing cabin once belonging to Richard H. Grant Sr. (1878-1957).  

From what I can find on him, it sounds like he was a wealthy business man and worked for prominent companies in Dayton.

The romantic in me can hear the echos of peaceful fall evenings gathered around those massive fireplaces telling stories and enjoying the company of loved ones.

It's a peaceful place to visit and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

School starts tomorrow.  

Wishing you blessings for the week to come.

Heather


13 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like a beautiful place. Those chimney's are so pretty. They would be so much fun to sit around. It would be great to see pics of how the house used to look.

    Yep, it's that time of year to start school. I'm feeling pretty confident though that we will start out well. Ok, that's what I'm praying for anyway. :)

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    1. Thanks JoAnn. :-) I couldn't find a lot about the cabin, but agree, it would be neat to see how it looked in it's glory day. Best wishes as you start your school week next week too. Heather

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  2. Hi Heather. Looks like you guys had a great day. I hope you have a great week too. :)

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  3. I would have been just like you, and been imagining the stories told around that wonderful fireplace!!! Fun!!
    xo Kris

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  4. I can imagine how nice the cabins used to be! Great pictures!

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  5. What a fun day Heather. It's always fun to explore things in your area. Love the chimneys and the story behind them. So cool! Would be lovely to sit in front of them with a warm fire on a cold day. :)

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  6. That looks like a great place to visit.

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  7. This looks like such a lovely and refreshing place to visit. I used to live by a small creek and always enjoyed playing in it when I was younger.

    Thank you so much, dear friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope to see you again on Tuesday. Hugs!

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