O, FOR HISTORY: Woodland Cemetery & Downtown Dayton = 10,235 steps!!!

10,235 steps between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM!

Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum is large and filled with hills. Lots and lots of hills. I shoved my fold-up cane into my backpack but did not use it. Upon leaving Woodland Cemetery, I checked my health app and I had already logged 9, 031 steps.

10,235 steps! I kept moving and although it was not my once-upon-a-time Eleanor Roosevelt-style zoom, I maintained a steady pace. There was some humidity and the temperature reached into the 80s but I was comfortable and not experiencing heavy perspiration.

I ended up taking nearly every paved path throughout the massive acreage and I observed so many areas and graves I don’t recall seeing on previous visits these past thirty-two years. Once I had paid my respects to Charles Kettering and The Wright Family, and located National Cash Register (NCR) founder, John H. Patterson’s gravesite, I decided I must visit the graves of the other members of The Barn Gang, Edward & Edith Deeds, and William Chryst. Naturally, they were on the opposite end of the cemetery.

I took the Flyer (free) bus) from Woodland Avenue and Brown Street over to Fifth Street and meandered through The Oregon District, landing at China Buffet for lunch. I easily grabbed a nearby bus stop which, with a transfer at the main hub within ten minutes, I was delivered me home to be greeted by four enthusiastic canines.

The morning sun was still climbing over the hills throughout Woodland Cemetery and the exchange and interplay between light and shadow were stunning. I wish I had the photographic skills to masterfully capture the dramatic effects.

Here are the photo albums of today’s adventures:

Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, Dayton, Ohio

The Oregon District & Downtown Dayton

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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