While I have not yet taken an official tour of these Canal Winchester Area Historical Society buildings, I do get a front porch view of the property from my nearby place of residence. In fact, my dog Valentino and I walk the property pretty much on a daily basis.
My dog Valentino is especially fond of walking the railroad tracks, mostly because this is where many other critters roam. He sniffs the tracks and trails of other dogs, stray and feral cats, groundhogs, and bunny rabbits. And, oh, how I wish I’d been camera ready the morning we spotted a coyote running the rails!
I like the historical markers throughout the property which tell me a tidbit about those who previously lived here. There is a railroad depot, school, and grain elevator. The buildings and railroad cars each have a history of their own. and remind me that I really do need to schedule a guided tour to learn more about the city and its earlier inhabitants.
Living in the historical district of a quaint little town has (for me) more ups than downs. Canal Winchester is a quiet community, and yes, one of those small towns where it doesn’t take long for everybody to know everybody’s business and since I have little to hide this is something I don’t mind!
In fact, I rather enjoy that I have lived here for less than a year and have made some fabulous friends. I have even found myself an awesome church family (Hope United Methodist Church) which welcomed me into the fold with open arms.
I consider myself fortunate to have found good employment here too. Thus, my ride to work at Bob Evans is just a mere five minutes. This saves me travel time and gas money!
I like that Canal Winchester is just a fifteen minute drive from here to the big city — Columbus, the capital of Ohio. On the rare occasions that I miss the hustle and bustle of the big city or wish to visit friends and family there, I just hop in my car and go.
Speaking of “go”… If you are a Pokemon Go player and are in the area, you can wave to me and my dog as you visit, for the landmark I’ve pictured here is a game stop of some sort. As you can probably tell, I know little more than that about the game other than the fact that Valentino and I enjoy Pokemon people watching from our front porch.
Images are of my dog Valentino and the Canal Winchester, Ohio historical society. Copyright Ruth Cox of DogPawsitiveTidbits.com