Sunday, December 18, 2022


  Lancaster Parks web is on their official site -> HERE 

An index of photos I have taken through the year HERE

Dogs are welcome at this park.. kept on a leash and cleaned up after em . 

After losing Kookie I am unlikely to make it to the top of Mt P often if any time at all. If you r looking for a pic I had taken, I will try to find it.. thanks to all u guys who wrestled with Kookie n endured being slimed . 😋

Google Map HERE  

If you love Mt. P. too
You can join our park 
facebook group Here

Dont have an internet phone so usually get em posted by the next day, copy freely :)

I usually just see people once or might later but forget em.
If you use the tag #risingpark in any Instagram pics you post, I look there each day
Other pages on this blog --->

Who will share the dream of  an 
observation tower on Mt P HERE

Map managment just me
Key words, Mount Pleasant, Rising Park, Lancaster Ohio, photography, Fairfield county, dogs fairfield county, sunsets



 Throuigh the years that I have sat on the bank watching tennis players, cars  driving by with their heads sticking out the window .. 
It is a place to hang out with family n pals or just to observe.

How many pick up their car keys n your dog goes in their happy dance. This is Puparonia but if you were around the park n saw me with Kookie (Saint Bernard) my co-pilot.. Lost in Aug 2023

It is ok to go to car shows and look around what others have built but .. you are not involved in the doings just being a spectator. 

Lots of people do not stop but just ride around the park in their cool cars.
On the last day Kookie was sitting on the bank with me shooting candid pics I saw this sports car n snapped it.

Wash em, polish em n make em stand out .. Glad it is gone but when I was a kid, guys tied squirrel tails to their antennas
Is cruising around in your car a sport.. Me thinking it is a social activity .. people of all ages like to cruse around n their ride.
The park it's self is not a place to have such event but to check out the interest of people with their rides.

Things r getting a bit harder for me now n will likely be more sitting on the bank observing then climbing on top to soak in the sunsets.

It was called something else back in the day but people have been cruising a long time.. in their cool rides, friends n sidekicks by their sides.
One good thing there is no need of a shovel and pale in our version 😋

If you would like to write or need a photography subject, just sit on the bank in the park and watch.. think... what r they thinking or feeling as they go by.

PBS program about the birth of parks .. The guy and park for those on our turf.. Rising Park in Lancaster Ohio.

Organizing Cruising on our home turf, some of my thoughts.


Cruising sounds

Riding around on the weekends and listening to the radio was cool when I was a pup. There were lots of songs about cars.

I like music from the generations that came after me but I don't remember many songs about drag racing .. cruising around with your pals.
What ever your generation .. if they were still riding around beeping their horns n surfing through drive ins, what songs would your pals be playing?

If you are from the Lancaster Ohio area, have pics of cool cars then or now that I can add to this page, 
I created this facebook for that

What to do when the sun goes down in Lancaster Ohio


When I was a pup I always wanted a roaster but only got to ride to the drive inns with pals, till I grew up (kinda) n bought something like it :)

In 2020 during the virus caper someone called for a cruse in and the parking lots were full of people hanging out like back in the day n I drove around with my pup taking pics 😋

Knowing the science of weekend cruising I did a quick paste up of a route 

Not just those with cool cars were in to it but all of them were part of the ride.
Guys n girls of all ages loved the ride then and now.

How to organize ... hmmm 
*  In your school fb groups

*  Make up some flyers to share at car shows (just here in Lancaster) . to people you will know and those working there

*  Going through the ride route stopping in food places.. I would bet they would go along and have cruse night specials.

*  Car parts places, cycle shops

* There is a new food place that opened up out by the Tractor Supply... Jimmy's Drive (now a truck) they might get into it.

* Mobile food stands, every once in a while I see them popping up in some space with good traffic. They might get in on the cruse nights, finding locations along with the cruse trail.

The red icons on the map are points of interest. To plot out a good map a ride through the route with a camera spotting places of interest where cars could stop and mingle or load up on food.

Some of the places along the route are parking lots to mingle .. places to get gas (those stations might put up flyers)

Me thinking what a fun thing to bring it back for all generations and the kids who only saw it in the movies.

Going to car shows n looking at fancy works of others.. take some pics with the cars, it is OK but hanging out on the streets n parking spots with others after dark.. that is the magic to capture.
Not just those with super cars but the average bears crusing through the streets ... all were parked in the hot spots on weekend nights.

I'll bet one of the radio stations would jump in and take the roll of wolf man jack.. well kind of  😋

I don't know who got the event started (the mayor?) but Kookie n me was just on the way to Walmart n I thought what great pics to capture. If you know any of these guys tell em where they can copy their pics :)

Weekend cruising in Lancaster Ohio 
A fun idea .. share the page if u wanna ..


95 Photo spots


I started working on a map where I will put markers of places I have taken photos.
With that I will add some pics at those spots and comment with thoughts on how to get pics n what to avoid.

There is a legend on the left. The paw icons are my pics and links to others videos.

reverse?   39°43'30.9, -82°35'35.4

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You can contribute your thoughts if you have been one of the chipmunks or wanna ask something in this facebook group.

Map Tools

There is no need for any separate utility.
Google My Maps can read the metadata & place the photo at the correct spot.

Could you follow these steps?
  • Upload the pics to Google Photos into a new album. Verify whether the app displays the location in the photo.
  • Add a new layer to Google My Maps & import the album.

My Maps will position the pics correctly.


Merge layers
Go to first map and select "Add a New Layer" Go to the second map and in the top menu ( three dots) and choose Export to kml-->save the file to your computer. Go to first map, click into the new layer and choose Import--> import the kml file you previously saved. The two maps are combined.May 23, 2017 


 After being alone with my pup I got the idea to take up photography again n get pets for my pup. Hocking Hills but Rising Park was the closest.

In the last years I have found lots of people love Mount Pleasant for different reasons.

At one time the .com domain was highly valued. I wanted to get the domain but it was already taken (some wine company got that one 😏) but I got lucky and got the domain.

Now it cost less than $20 a year to maintain. Paid up to 2025 and in June I will make it 2035 (you can only get em in a span of 10 years) .

I link the domain to google blog pages. This is one of them and they are free.

The parks is a combination of all of em. As parks go Rising Park is great but it is Mount Pleasant that makes it unique. I have met people here from lots of counties, states n foreign countries.

If there were a mountain range it would not be what it is but here we are king of the Mountain.

I make lots of mistakes and some of my thoughts about tracking the sun n moon need to be updated. The personal things I might have included in these pages would be removed.
This Rising Park website being about photography, observations of those who stand on top n gaze over our turf, singles hoping to meet someone, people n pups, families, people who come here when they are going through tough times, engagements, mountain climbers, friend ships .. what kind of observation pop up about what is dancing in the heads of those who come.
Last night there was a giant bunch who came up with balloons n I asked to take a pic of the whole bunch together. With that many I knew some faces would be missing so I got em to bob around a bit thinking some faces would appear that was missing.
Didn't ask em but figure it was a gathering for one who had passed.

For Falkor, that is Kookie n me, we are coming to the end of our chapter but .. 
I imagined there being kind of a Mount Pleasant group to maintain the site and contribute . Happenings here is a never ending story.
I have a poor memory of those I meet but see their photos and things they are in, Just saw Dave Woltz having his article in "2023 activities & programs" 
This web has a page for his article if he is froggy 😊

I am guessing some of your parents or grandparents have been here and may have photos to share ?
Need to stop goofing , I will come back later.

PP2  P3