Adventurers with the Birds { & the Fox in the Snow }

Monday, April 11, 2016

Recently Rick and I had another little fun adventure in our city. An previous co-worker and Facebook friend of mine had a family photo shoot in front of this beautiful bird mural. I had it on my bucket list to track down that mural and get a photo. She had mentioned in one of her comments this mural was in Glen Echo Park, so Rick and I headed out one sunny afternoon in search of it.

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Rick had lived in this neighborhood many years ago, and had ran by this spot, but never realized there was a park here. This park is one of several ravines that is in the Clintonville neighborhood, just north of Ohio State University. There is a little walking path along the creek that leads to this overpass (which is where Indianola Ave crosses over).

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There are over 150 different types of birds that can be found in the ravine. The bird mural showcases 35 of these different types of birds. The Glen Echo Bird Club and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center provided consultation on which birds would be best to showcase.

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It was a fun little spot to explore, and would be a beautiful place to take family portraits. The rest of the ravine was a little bare, since the trees are still working on blooming, but I would love to come back a little later in Spring or early Summer as I'm sure it will be even more beautiful.

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We also visited the Fox in the Snow Café for a little coffee and a snack. I had this on my list to try for a few months and it did not disappoint.

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I had a mocha with beautiful latte art. The mocha was pretty good too. The barista even took a picture because he said it was an almost perfectly symmetrical design.

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We also enjoyed one of the richest and most delicious cinnamon rolls (pictured in the lower left corner). It was kind of like a large soft dinner roll with a buttery cream cheese frosting on top.

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The atmosphere had a fun industrial/loft-type vibe, but it was also very warm and inviting.

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I could spend hours sitting in this bright space enjoying a mocha or latte and reading or chatting with friends. Although it's a little bit of a drive for us, I can still see us coming back, especially when entertaining friends and family. I'm also interested in checking out their patio space once the weather finally warms up.

It was a fun little afternoon full of new adventures.


1 comment:

  1. What a cute little pocket of the city. You are right, that is the perfect place for photos!

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