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Spring and summer travel montage, Part 4

Cincinnati, OH - "The Queen of the West"

On June 1, my family and I stayed in Cincinnati, Ohio for a week. It was very relaxing and more enjoyable than we anticipated. While we were there, we explored the city, the outskirts, and nearby Kentucky. Cincinnati is a very beautiful city with a lot of history and rich culture. Here are some pictures we took of the places we visited. Hope you enjoy them!


Xavier University

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Xavier University Commons in Xavier's beautiful campus. Xavier is a private, Jesuit school known for their quality academics and men's basketball team.


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Looking down through the heart of the campus. This same walkway is even more beautiful at night.


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A statue of D'Artagnan, one of the three musketeers. It represents Xavier's spirit of  "All for One, One for All."

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A statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.


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Here is a statue of a scale. On its base is a small plaque that says, "Quo Vadis" which means, "Where are you going?"


Cincinnati Art Museum

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A large display of Renaissance art depicting different scenes from the Bible.


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In the same room, there is this column structure to divide the room and provide light. Its Greek style definitely gives credence to the Renaissance period. It also serves as a beautiful piece of art itself.


The Creation Museum - Petersburg, KY

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A statue of a dinosaur welcoming us to the museum.


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An animatronic dinosaur with a moving head, jaw, and eyelids.


National Museum of the USAF - Dayton, OH

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Missles in the museum's space exhibit.


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A Curtis P-40 Warhawk with a cool paint job.


This plane is an older model. It was in the Wright brothers section with other breakthroughs in aviation.


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A German Messerschmitt BF 109 flown in World War II.


Cincinnati, OH

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This over grown bridge is an unintentional piece of art.


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Over grown stairs that seemingly were forgotten in the past.


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A view into downtown Cincinnati.


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One of the towers on the end of a bridge that connects Ohio and Kentucky.


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The Ohio River dividing Cincinnati, Oh from Covington, KY.


Wild Ginger Asian Bistro

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Took a trip with just my wife this time. We enjoyed some Thai and Vietnamese food.

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Airport Artwork

Traveling a lot means that you will be in a car or in a plane often. During my traveling this spring and summer, I found some really cool stuff in the airports. Here are some pictures of beautiful art I found.


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Column covered with colorful flowers in St. Louis, MO.


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A very interesting art display in Philadelphia, PA. There is a tiny pin ball machine, a tiny ping-pong table, even a tiny walkman.


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A panel of eagles at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, MO. This airport features a variety of art that shows St. Louis's culture.

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"Vivere est volare" means, "To live is to fly."


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Another display of art with birds in Philadelphia, PA.


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Beautiful picture of a simple moving walkway in St. Louis, MO. Architecture can be art and engineers can be artists just as much as the Mona Lisa and its artist Leonardo da Vinci.


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Piece of art at the airport in Philadelphia, PA.


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View from a plane on the way towards Philadelphia, PA from St. Louis, MO. The rise of clouds in the distance is the edge of a storm.

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We can make really beautiful art. Whether it be visual art, architecture, music, or literature, art can express the deepest emotions that we all experience. God is an artist too, and these views from over the clouds are a testimony to His creativity.

Spring and summer travel montage, Part 2

Gifford Pinchot State Park - York county, PA

I went for a hike with my family at Pinchot State Park in York county, PA. We enjoyed getting out in nature. this park is characterized by its large dam and various hiking trails. Our favorite part of the park is walking up the broad, rocky river bed. Here are some cool sights we saw.

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Monster faced rock.

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The side of the same rock looks like a lion.

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An old, mysterious, stone structure by the water.

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We lined up some rocks on an old log.

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It's common to find these stone structures in the creek bed area.  We made this one.

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Pretty view of the creek.

Columbia River Park - Columbia, PA

Another day, my kids and I traveled to the Columbia River Park in Columbia, PA. It was a smaller park, but it was fun to walk under the bridge and up to the river.

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The Veterans Memorial bridge.

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Bridge stretching over the water.

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A large grasshopper statue made of metal.

Chickies Rock County Park - Lancaster county, PA

Here are some more nice pictures. My children and I visited this park after we visited the Columbia River Park. This park, Chickies Rock County Park, is a small spot of land with hiking trails that overlook the river. It is a very pretty place.

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Overlooking the river.

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View of the park.

Want to visit these places?

If you want to visit these places that we did, or simply learn more about them, check out their websites.




Spring and summer travel montage, Part 1

*I accidentally deleted the original pictures from my trip.  The following images are from other sources. Credit is given to the owners of the images below each picture.

A stop in Zanesville, Ohio*

I stopped in Zanesville, Ohio on my way from Pennsylvania to St. Louis on June 5th, 2020.  I needed a rest on my journey and this town was a nice place to stop.  My legs were almost numb from sitting the car for 350 miles, so I checked into the hotel and began to explore the town.   I was quite impressed by the courthouse, many of the churches, and the buildings in Zanesville.  I trust that you will enjoy the images below and the links provided that will give you more information on the buildings.   I will post some more pictures of other travel sites soon.  I have some awesome lake, river, mountain, and bridge pictures to post.  Keep coming back to see the rest of the summer pictures!  Get out and enjoy the road, be safe, but enjoy.

Muskingum County Courthouse

This may be the most beautiful courthouse that I have ever seen.  You can find out more about this beautiful building by going to this site.

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The Churches of Zanesville

There are many beautiful church buildings in Zanesville.  The downtown area is not that large and it is very easy to walk to see all of these places of worship.

St. Nicholas Catholic Church

This beautiful building of St. Nicholas church has a rich history.  Check it out here.

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Market Street Baptist Church

Market Street Baptist has a beautiful building with a history dating back to 1835.  Here is an excellent article on the churches history.

Market St Baptist Church 140 N 6th St, Zanesville, OH 43701 -

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St. John's Lutheran Church

The steps going into St. John's Lutheran church make for an amazing photo-op.

You can learn more about St. John's Lutheran at this site.

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So there you have it. Zanesville, Ohio.   If you are ever in the area, you love old buildings, and want to walk around, check it out.

Also, I got a really good rate at the Baymont Inn and Suites.  The owner, a man from India, Sonny, would love to see you.   It is close to some restaurants and easily accessible to downtown if you are one to walk and explore.  Tell Sonny hello for me!


The man on the front porch.

From East to West

I met the man on the front porch tonight on my evening walk, on a no-named street in Zanesville, OH. I stopped here for the night on my way from the east to the west. I said hello to him, we did not exchange names. You know, just courtesy, especially from a southern boy like me. But he replied, and we kept on talking.

Second Chances

The old fella had just recovered from some hospital stays for things he wasn't even certain about. "Not sure what it was" he said, "maybe a heart attack, I just woke up in the hospital." He mentioned he was lonely, sitting there on the porch. We small talked about the news, he told me he used to drive trucks for a living "52 years" he was quick to insert. "Second chance" he added. That's what he was given. A second chance, his words, not mine. I mentioned Jesus must not be through with him yet. He smiled and said, "I guess not."

Ordinary Houses for Ordinary People

Who was the lonely old man, I didn't even catch his name, nor did he mine. I walked the street, and there were more people. Two ladies smoking, laughing. Two older men just coming back from a fishing trip, "they aren't biting too good right now" they told me as I asked walking by. Houses, just ordinary houses for ordinary people. They all need to know what the old fella said, that they are given second chances. Jesus loves them all. The lonely lost people of Zanesville and your town. They need to know that Jesus gives second chances, and more chances than that. "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10 NASB)."


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If you would like to visit the people of Zanesville, this might be a good place to start.

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