We met up at Atwood Lake Park in east central Ohio. With eight campgrounds, a huge lake, hiking trails, marina, restaurant, cabins and more, there is lots to do. And, it's a beautiful place.
The big draw is the lake. People keep pontoon boats here and motor around while fishing or pulling kids on towable tubes. Others, like Carl and Sandy, have a sail boat at Atwood. It's a great sailing lake because it's big, fairly deep and has a 25 horsepower limit, meaning power boaters can't go screaming by. It's a great kayaking lake, too.
So we sailed, kayaked, ate, talked and laughed. A lot. Thanks, Carl and Sandy! Hope to see you again soon.
|Bev and Sandy. We met as freshmen at Ohio State University and both of us met Carl that year, too. Bev graduated from Ohio State; Sandy graduated from University of Wisconsin and Capital University Law School.|
|Atwood Lake as seen through the lens of Bev or Carl's cameras. The lake is 15 miles from Zoar, home of a former communal society founded in 1817 by Germans who moved to America because of religious persecution. Former Lutherans, they were pacifists who would not go to war nor observe traditional religious sacraments such as baptism or marriage. (A history of the Zoarites said couples wishing to get married "would just present themselves before witnesses.") In about 1922 the community was concerned that population growth would out pace their resources, so they "experimented with celibacy." That last eight years. In 1898 Zoarites decided to dissolve their society and divided their communal property among members.|
|Jim manning the rudder. He said you have to constantly pay attention and get the feel for it so you don't over correct. He also said it was fun.|
|Carl took this photo of his boat at sunrise. So pretty.|
|Bev holding her kayak so Sandy can give it a try. Later that day Sandy was thinking about buying one (yay!) and looking at them on line.|