MY DAY: Along The Great Miami River

I combined a photo-hike and in-person research into a marvelous morning and early afternoon with 6,442 steps achieved.

I took the No. 17 bus to the other side of the Webster Street bridge where I began my journey along the Mad River up to Deeds’ Point where it joins The Great Miami River. There, I met up with two old sculptured pals, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

After crossing the footbridge over Mad River, I took a short jaunt to cross the Patterson Boulevard Bridge where I covered the north side of The Great Miami River across from Riverscape. I moved over to Main Street where I entered the levee.

When I moved to Dayton in August 1990, I first lived in McPherson District that is sandwiched between North Main Street and The Dayton Art Institute. In those years, McPherson District was in the process of renewal and many homes were being rehabbed. It was quite a fascinating neighborhood, a collection of numerous cultures and careers with an artsy touch.

My first abode was in a Victorian townhouse on McPherson Street, and then a very short move around the corner for two years at 15 Floral Avenue. Beginning with the 1993 move to Centerville, I’ve been a southsider for nearly thirty years.

It was a good day. It has been unhurried and relaxing, filled with hiking, photography, loving on four wonderful dogs, reading MARY LINCOLN DEMYSTIFIED, watching documentaries, and a nap – here and there.

This is the link to my photographs, Along The Great Miami River but I’ve also included a few photos taken with my phone’s camera.

About Wright Flyer Guy

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