Olentangy Indian Caverns Saturday, Aug 30 2008 

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Olentangy Indian Caverns

The privately owned Olentangy Indian Caverns is located a few miles south of Delaware, Ohio. Concrete stairways descend 55 feet to the maze of natural passageways and rooms occupying three different levels formed when water cut through the limestone. After passing through the natural entrance where it is said Leatherlips was killed, we visited the Echo Chamber Passage, the Crystal Room with small beehive stalagmite, Fat Man’s Misery, Cathedral Hall and Indian Council Chamber. The constant temperature of 54 degrees kept the tour naturally cooled.

Columbus Zoo Opens Zoombezi Saturday, Aug 9 2008 

koala

koala

While most of the caged animals rested on this hot Saturday, the koalas ate eucalyptus.  By noon the human animals were lined up to visit the recently opened water park, Zoombezi Bay.  My walking tour included Jungle Jack’s Landing.  This new addition with children’s rides presently lacks the cooling green foliage found around the zoo’s walkways where several varieties of hibiscus are in full bloom.  Walking, however, faces some difficulties on a sunny Saturday.  Most visitors dawdle; family groups spread over the width of the walkway.  If you want to walk, choose another venue on such a day.