A Chilly Spring Day on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Sunny Sky Blue Ohio

IMG_1619We don’t always make time for those things that are in our own backyard

Maybe it’s because they are so close. We think “we can do that anytime.” Because it’s so easy we don’t make plans. Why do we need a plan to do something in our own backyard? But without a plan, things get set aside until “maybe we’ll do that next week” or next month or next summer

We took our first ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on Sunday. Spring has been slow to arrive to Ohio this year and it occurred to me that maybe we should wait for better weather—wait until the woods were green— wait until later in the season after the trees had leafed out and summer grasses and ferns lined the forest floor—wait until next summer.

But our friends were right. A cold Sunday in early April was just fine for…

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