Glen Helen

October 12th, 2009


I’m still in Yellow Springs and went to visit an area called Glen Helen. There I met Mitch from the Village Greenery, a local plant shop and we hiked the area together for a while. It’s a beautiful setting that has ravines, hills and springs that are said to contain healing properties. (I have to “fess-up”, I took a bottle of the spring water to sprinkle on and in the kindness bus…I hope that was OK.)  There is a great deal of exposed limestone which creates beautiful wall faces in many areas. I learned that Helen’s dad, Hugh Taylor Birch donated it to the college. It must be nice for the residents of Yellow Springs to have such natural beauty right in their own backyard. It is good to be able to re-connect with nature when you are on the road. This was the perfect spot for me. I don’t know how I have lived my entire life in Ohio and have never been to this wonderful place. This is such a nice community I can see why people live here and I can see why people do not want to leave.

I got a call from Allison, of lasagna dinner fame, she said that she is going to start a campaign to get Bogart on the cover of Cleveland Canine Magazine.  Seems the little rascal is becoming famous on his own. Tomorrow I’ll be at the University of Dayton, about 20 minutes away.

One Response to “Glen Helen”

  1. Mitch George says:

    It certainly was ok to anoint the bus with water from the Yellow Springs! We wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Peace be with you Bob. Your mission is of the most admirable.

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull
    The Dhammapada
    The Celestine Prophecy

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