Columbus – June 2015 – Wheels and Roses

Early June found us at the historic Fairfield County Fairgrounds for a car show. This was a great place to host the show as the walkways were paved, there was lots of shade, and the backdrop of the old barns added to the atmosphere.

The featured cars this year were station wagons. A couple of the participants even had travel trailers that matched the wagons. Other highlights included the Model A club.

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Later that afternoon we came back into town, to the near west side for the Franklinton Bike Races. The afternoon of racing included both men and women’s races.

The setting gave great views of the racing as well as the skyline of Columbus. In addition, the course took them through a couple of railroad underpasses, adding to the various angles of the racing action.

As we returned home we stopped at Whetstone Rose Gardens, as we had heard ‘the roses were out’. Apparently most of the photographers in Columbus had heard this as well, as about 2/3rds of the people there were taking pictures. While at first we had fun taking photos of the roses I quickly got bored and had more fun taking photos of people taking photos of roses.

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The day was a lot of fun, and really showed the diversity of events available in the area, with motor heads, bicycle fanatics and photographers.

Youngstown – June 2008 – Fellows Rose Gardens

Youngstown, Ohio is a tough old steel town, with a soft side. Mill Creek Park is a very nice park that runs throughout much of the south side of town. Included in this park is Fellows Rose Gardens, an oasis in the city. First planted in the early 1960s, the gardens continue to this day with an impressive rose display,

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