Nancy and Dick Orcutt donated a bench along the Little Miami State Park’s trail, in memory of Douglas Orcutt, who passed away in 2013.
The Orcutt family has been active on the trail for years, and so this was one way to honor Doug’s memory.
This photo was taken last month when Nancy and Dick surprised members of the Orcutt family with the bench that honors their son, father, husband and brother.
Doug enjoyed biking the trail where he spent months training with his 16 year-old son, Ryan, in preparation for their cross-country bike ride in the summer of 2005. (Their ride began in Seaside, Oregon and ended 59 days and 3400 miles later in Washington, D.C.)
Doug wrote a book about their experience, which included these words of advice:
“Don’t allow yourself to become trapped by seemingly impossible obstacles to obtain your goals. Take the first step forward today, and watch your steps turn into an amazing run! What are you waiting for? Let every day be an adventure.”
You can find the new place to rest that honors Doug .5 miles north of Beech Road, between mile marker 45 and 45.5.