Friday, September 23, 2011

Kokosing Gap Trail, Mt. Vernon, OH



Yesterday was a better day, no rain, no tooth problems, so we took a 30 mile drive to Mt. Vernon and the the start of the Kokosing Gap Trail. This is a 13.5 mile paved Rails-to-Trails that ends in Danville.

The trail  follows the Kokosing River most of the way and there are several railroad trestles with great views of the river. It is mostly wooded with a few areas of corn fields and farms. Very rural and not many people on a weekday.

Kokosing Gap trail, Mt. Vernon, OH


If you make it all the way to Danville and continue on a couple blocks into town, there is a soft serve ice cream shop, which of course we had to try. It was an enjoyable 27 mile ride. Then we met Kim at Mellow Mushroom last night for pizza and a couple beers. I’m sure we more than wiped out all those calories we burned on the ride.

We had a nice surprise yesterday when we got an email from Mastercard telling us they are sending a check for $185 for our broken camera. It was out of the one year Panasonic warranty, but since we purchased it with our Mastercard, which extends the warranty another year, it was still covered. Jim spent a good bit of time on the phone trying to get the claim filed, but it was worth it in the end. Now we just have to make a decision on a camera.


  1. That is beautiful countryside.

    Great news on the camera. Let be know what you decide on.

  2. I've never heard of a CC company reimbursing for something you purchased with your card...hmmm, interesting! Sounds like you had an awesome day!

  3. Do all mastercards extend the warranty of things you buy or just the bank you got yours from? That sounds GREAT.

    I'll be interested in what you choose. I have to get a new camera as well. My Canon has spots on the lens and of course they charge more to clean it than to buy another one. Is it a fill up the landfill conspiracy???


  4. Shery,

    It is my understanding that both World and Platinum master cards will have that benefit. Probably applies to Visa as well. I also know that the American Express Blue Cash card provides it.