Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

William Henry Harrison

My friend Darin says that, if you are within 50 miles of a dead president, you should detour to the grave to pay respects.  Since the poor, short-termed William Henry Harrison is buried west of Cincinnati, I left the hotel by the river road this morning and visited his burial site high on a hill overlooking the Ohio River.  I was the solitary visitor at this quiet little grave.

Harrison’s grave has not always been as well-tended.  Take a look.

Weekend activities

I judged the Carroll Classic show choir competition in Ft Wayne on Saturday, arriving there late on Friday evening.

Sunday included a trip over to I-75, then south to Dayton, to see Darin and his son Quintin.  We laughed a lot, caught up on the news, and took in a portion of the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB there.

Then I drove on down to Cincinnati, meeting Jim Helton, staying at a fabulous hotel, and seeing Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at the Playhouse in the Park.

Today I drove through portions of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri to arrive home.

Road trip

Here are scenes from my road trip to Indiana and Ohio:

Crossing into Indiana:

Crossing the Wabash: