It was one of those mornings I wanted to go for a motorcycle ride, but just was not passionate about it. For that reason, I decided maybe it should be a longer ride. A longer ride to the Ohio River.
What is it about rivers that draws us. Is it the water’s edge? The sound of waves breaking on the shore? The smell of a river, and that can be good or bad? The sound of laugher of people enjoying the environs?
I don’t know. It just seems to make a difference, a calming effect. I could spend hours just gazing at the water, and all that it encompasses, flowing onward and eventually to the sea.
Shall we gather at the river?
Be well. Stay safe. See you on the highway.
Are you one of those drivers who will pull over to read an historical marker along the highway? I am. And, that’s how I found the marker for Buckeye Station.
Buckeye Station was built in 1797, and is the oldest documented structure built in the Northwest Territory of Ohio. Built by General Nathaniel Massie, who founded the first town of Manchester, and a dozen or so more towns including Chillicothe, the first capital of the state of Ohio. Buckeye Station was so named because it was built with the timber from Buckeye trees. Massie was a surveyor and politician.
Buckeye Station sits on the top of the bluff over looking the Ohio River on private property.
It seems like a spot in the road that comes upon you swiftly. Blink, and you have passed President Ulysses S. Grant’s birthplace, Point Pleasant, Ohio, on the Ohio River.
Cincinnati—Most coffee shops are open every day, seven days a week. Fuel Coffee is open only on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, and people line up into the parking lot to get a cup of java.
While they are waiting for coffee, they have a few things to look at.