As much as I love to travel the country and the world (and long to move to a warmer climate) there are so many different things to enjoy in Ohio. It is beyond time for the flyover mentality to be extinguished. Ohio has everything from lakes and rivers to mountains and prairie land to the 15th largest city in the country and tiny towns of less than 1000. (more…)
I am tweeting each of our 50 States to see what they would suggest someone do if they only have 24 hours to spend in their wonderful State. Certainly a tall order to fill, but I anticipate and look forward to some interesting suggestions. Please follow along and participate. I’ll be using #50Sts to keep track so be sure to include that in your responses!
Bright and early on a recent Saturday morning, my aunt and I boarded a plane for West Palm Beach, Florida. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t so bright but that’s only because it was so early! 4am to be specific. It’s tough extracting yourself from bed when the sun hasn’t even plucked itself over the horizon yet. The promise of waves crashing on the shore was a pretty darn good motivator, as was the knowledge I would soon get to see my other aunt, uncle, and cousins who call Florida home these days. (more…)
Venturing across the Ohio River into Kentucky (go ahead and get any jokes out of the way now). If you love horses, cars, and nature then this is the State for you. Kentucky is famously home to both Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held each year, and the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The horse park is jaw droppingly large and simply awesome!
Growing up in Southwestern Ohio, it seemed like a nearly weekly occurrence to venture into a neighboring State. It blew my mind when I moved to the middle of the State and met people who hadn’t crossed the State border until much later in life or not at all in some cases. I also finally understood why so many people said Ohio is flat and nothing but corn fields! (more…)