16-Apr-2000 -- My hardest confluence yet. Not that it was very hard
to reach, although I had to walk more than 500 feet further off the road than I had
to before. No, I just managed to come down with an intestinal flu that weekend.
I did the confluence anyway as we were on our way home from Columbus, OH
and it only added a short detour. Add to that the fact that the confluence was at
the edge of a patch of woods filled with pricker bushes, and you get the idea.
Picture #2 is approaching the confluence where we startled a flock of wild
turkeys. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough with the camera to get the white
tailed deer we saw a moment later. Picture #3 is approaching the crest of the
hill which the confluence is on the other side of. Picture #4 is the obligatory GPS
shot. If you look closely it shows 39 59 59.3 north; we were at 40 even, but
then SA (which is going off the night I write this) drifted into the pricker bushes
and we dared not follow.
Picture #5 is the group shot; from L to R: Henry Schmitt, Libby Sutherland,
Kath Schmitt, Greg Schmitt (doing his Wallace saying "Cheese!"
imitation), Jason Schmitt (in Kath's arms), and Dean Sutherland. Picture #1 is
of the house on the property of which the confluence lies. And finally picture
#6 is looking from the crest of the hill cross country to the nearby farms. The
minivan we arrived in is by the telephone pole near the roadway.