High Banks Metro Park

It looks so much flatter from 2500 ft. I remember sledding here as a kid but from the air I don’t even know where the hill might have been.

I do like taking my dog off leash (which is against the rules, so don’t do it) in the wooded sections. She loves romping around the trees. Once she ran through a patch of burrs and it took hours to pick them all out of her fur.


Mad River Mountain

The mighty¬†Mad River Mountain, home of the finest snow sports in Ohio. This is where I like to spend a lot of time during the winter. It may not be the Rockies, but it’s close to home and keeps you from becoming too rusty if you are going to make big winter trip to a major ski resort.

It has a vertical drop of 300 ft. so sometimes it can feel like you’re running laps, but they have fantastic entertainment at night and a fully stocked bar so there’s always a warm and friendly place to take a break between your runs.

This shot was taken in mid-March so there’s a bit of (artificial) snow on the ground. I’m looking forward to them replacing the loft that they lost in a fire last summer and taking some pictures of the place in operation.

Transport Research Center

This is the test track near Marysville, Ohio which I believe is used by Honda to as a proving ground for their vehicles. The big outer oval is 7.5 miles in length the smaller tracks I don’t know about but I kind of want to drive them. They look like a lot of fun.

The day I was flying over, I saw one car on the big loop. Driving in a single lane at a perfectly steady pace. Worst job in the world.

Catawba Island Club

This is a little community of sailors and power boaters located on Catawba Island in Lake Erie. If you’ve taken the (slow) ferry to Put-in-Bay, you’ve been in the area. This photo was taken in early April and it’s obvious that a lot of the boats are not in the water yet for the season. The difference in water color between the foreground lake just outside of the marina and the background lake is interesting. I’m not sure whether that’s a true color difference or an atmospheric illusion. I didn’t notice the difference while I was flying.