After getting off the airplane in Columbus, I kissed the ground....happy to have arrived after 12 hours of wondering if I would even get to go on my trip.
Sue picked me up and off we went in search of a funky stop to get a beer and a bite to eat.
First trip together in over 4 years! We went to a place recommended to us called "Jackie-O's" (how appropriate).
We chatted with Micah, who is a "Dorm Daddy" (residence hall person) and getting his PhD in decision making. He said we weren't boring moms. Then he said we HAD to check out the cherry trees, currently in bloom. (they bloom only for a few days, so what luck!)
OHIO’s grove—possibly the largest in the Midwest—is increasingly popular with Japanese expatriates in the region. With the relocation of Honda of America’s headquarters from California to suburban Columbus, Ohio in particular has a growing Japanese community. And that community is increasingly aware of Ohio University, Thompson said, because of the sakura.
Lots of people bring their kids and babies to get photographed in the trees, which are lit up at night.
We kept driving and stopped for the night in Charleston, WV. I woke up with the greenness blasting my eyes.
Then we reached Fayetteville in the late morning. No one could answer my question "Coolest small town in the what?" World? State? Country?