Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Road Trip: Day 2 - Ohio

It is hard to believe that we have only been on our road trip for a single day.

We have done so much already....

First, we headed for German Village in Columbus, Ohio to visit my friend.


The homes here are over 100 years old...


Beautiful hosta fill their front garden.


My friend and her husband completely renovated their historic home along with the back garden.


Tracie and I used to work together, years ago in Arizona.  She quickly became a special friend.  

I have been fortunate to have been able to see her in three different locations over 3 years.  

Two years ago, we met in Durham, NC when I was passing through.

Last year, she and her husband visited Scottsdale and we met for dinner.

This year, I was so happy to be coming to Columbus, where she now lives.

Another bonus is that I got to meet her new baby girl, Avery, who is just 6 weeks old.

I'm not sure why we took a picture behind the faucet ;-)

We had a great visit and soon it was time to get back on the road.

As we walked back to our car, we admired the beauty of this historical neighborhood...


We got in our rental car and started on our journey to Amish country.

On our way, we happened upon a ice cream factory as we were driving through Utica.


We learned that Velvet Ice Cream has been making delicious ice cream for over 100 years.

So, we decided to check it out...


Once inside, we were faced with a problem....


There were over 60 flavors to choose from.

So, we decided to share the sampler plate, which had five different flavors...


We selected caramel honey, waffle cone, praline pecan, moose tracks and strawberry cheesecake.

The ice cream ended up being our lunch ;-)

Then we continued on our trip to Amish country.


Amish farmers were busy in their fields...


Many Amish buggies share the road, but this Amish "pick-up" caught our eye...


We took time to stop by and check out one of the many cheese factories.  We picked up some "Amish Butter Cheese" along with fresh-baked bread.  They will make a good lunch for tomorrow.



After eating ice cream for lunch, we felt that we needed a regular dinner, so we headed to Wooster and ate at a fabulous, local restaurant.


We have enjoyed our first full day of our road trip.

Tomorrow, we head to Pennsylvania...

Thank you for joining my mother and I on our journey :-)
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2 comments:

Darla said...

I remember your trip last year and am looking forward to following you this year....beautiful country you are enjoying. Love the Ice Cream Shoppe.

RobinL said...

I"m so glad you enjoyed your trip through my state! Isn't Amish country beautiful?

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