Saturday, November 7, 2009
Probably the most important is I no longer live in Ohio. I still visit regularly, and believe there are many, many fun things that sadly, never made the blog, but I promise, Ohio is pretty freaking awesome, even if it is often the butt of many tv jokes. Before I get all homesick here and start bawling (which frankly, would be a little embarrassing, since I haven't even had any wine tonight, plus I have to work in the morning) I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to leave this blog up, and if/when I decide my life has stopped being too depressing to share with the world, I'll let you know!!
In the meantime, next Friday I will be the featured guest poster over at So Wonderful, So Marvelous. Stop over and say hi!
Monday, November 17, 2008
What can I say? Bob Evans is an upscale dining experience in this neighborhood. I managed to find my way to a pretty state park, which the locals informed me was a heck of a lot prettier a few weeks earlier before the leaves all fell, but it was still nice and peaceful.
After my visit to Lake Alma State Park, I went in search of the Leo Petroglyph. This was heavily advertised in all the tourist brochures (ok the one tourist brochure) as one of the finest examples of Native American carving in sandstone.
Yes, they are what I suppose are carvings in sandstone, but they've been traced in black paint, so other than the ones you can see printed on the sign, it's a little hard to distinguish the Fort Ancient Indians' work from that of more modern Graffiti Hoodlums.
It took, oh, two and a half minutes to view the whole site, which is protected from the elements by a roof and a wooden walkway around it. I know you all think I am just downplaying how spectacular the Leo Petroglyph really is, so if you feel the need to see it for yourself, just be warned that the site closes at dusk. Not that there is anyone within a five mile radius anyway, but the shelter is not lit, so you might have a hard time getting the full effect of the carvings.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I do not know these people.
2. Happy Friar.
Best fries EVER.
3. Probably should mention the rides here somewhere.
Millennium Force - Pretty!
This year, the husband, my siblings and niece took a nice family trip, and stayed at one of the CP hotels. Sandcastle Suites, to be exact. It was just ok, but it was super nice to not have to drive home at the end of the day, exhausted, hungry and miles from a Taco Bell. It really wasn't bad to sleep six adults and a six year old, PLUS we got discounted admission to the park with our reservation.
We were actually lucky enough to go twice this year. It was hot and crowded the day of the family excursion, but later on in the season we went with friends, and pretty much walked right on to everything.
Anyway, I love the rollercoasters, I love the horribly caloric park food and I even enjoy watching probably the largest collection of crazy people in northern Ohio, outside of OLPH summer festival. At least in my experience. I am not looking forward to the day where I am old and get headaches and other aches and no longer enjoy the rides. I fear that day is quickly approaching, so I'm enjoying those spinny rides while I can, and you should too!
Everything else you need to know: www.cedarpoint.com .
Friday, October 24, 2008
Pretty similar, no?
::NOM NOM NOM::
All in all, it was a fantastic evening. My mouth has finally recovered from being stuffed full of scalding hot potato pancake goodness, and I promise you, next year, that $50 gift card will be mine!
C is for CRUNK!INFO: Macqueen Orchards - Holland, Ohio, www.macqueenorchards.com, open year-round except major holidays. Pick your own apples the last week of September - second week of October.