Southeast Ohio - Back to Marietta and vicinity for a moment. Over the years as I frequent Marietta, I try to be creative and scout out different routes to or from. On that last day while traveling home from the MABDR, another new route was initially taken and I'll share a few highlights from along the way. After perusing my Ohio map, I'd decided to depart from Marietta via Route 676, as I never had. Plus it passed through Watertown, which is a place I'd been meaning to check out. Right off the bat, before I'd even found my way completely out of Marietta, Route 676 had delivered me to a new, unbeknownst to me, gem of a point-of-interest. "Lookout Point" is situated right along this byway in a very quaint roadside park atop a hill that overlooks Ohio's oldest city, the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, and the bridge to West Virginia. Can't wait till the next evening that I spend in Marietta, as I'll make a point to try and check out the scene at sunset and also the city lights at night. Sunrise would also most likely be incredible, since the view is facing in an eastern direction. Once I got rolling, my route was basically 676 to 792 to 266 to 377 to 78 to 37 to 13 and then random roads to 4 which delivered me up to Bellevue and Route 20, which I then followed up and through Toledo before running the final gauntlet to Detroit. Along the first stretch, which is what I was most interested in was: Churchtown, Watertown, and Dale. Not much of anything there, (other than some of the best riding roads and most relaxing atmosphere anywhere) but that is the charm. Churchtown, Ohio Watertown, Ohio This is actually the post office, and it appeared to be functioning. - The General Store on 676. Dale, Ohio - These type of settings really speak to me. It says a lot about the essence of an area. You really feel the laid-back vibe in these parts. An old and very small church, with a nicely mowed lawn and picnic area setting back along a treeline. You are greeted with an inviting sign that reads: Londale Park. Welcome visitors & Locals. Take time. Picnic or just sit a spell. Park established in 1963. Courtesy of Marie & Lon Jobes. Ironically, I'd recently been thinking to myself that it has been a year or two since I had spotted a Bald Eagle, whereas I was seeing them often and in multiple states a few years ago. Then, as I was passing through Newark, Ohio - a large Bald Eagle passed right over my head and was flying very low. Right on his tail was a small bird following or chasing him. - Near Vanatta while traversing Route 13, this old abandoned train car presented itself. Had to go inside and snoop around. It was hot out, and that musty old smell was heavy in this structure and stayed teasing my nostrils even miles down the road. -Passed by Ye Olde Mill; home of Velvet Ice Cream. -Even came across a worthy mural in Mt. Vernon. Ohio is full of exciting and diverse adventure.