I always mean to participate in Kelly’s Show-Us-Your-Life Friday Tours, but then I forget. Or, more accurately, I’m too lazy. And this time is no exception.
For one thing, it’s Saturday, not Friday. And for another, I’m going to cheat. Instead of talking about my hometown (since I’m not really sure if that means where I grew up or where I live now), I’m going to talk about my home state.
And I’ll be honest, as we traveled the country going to 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks, I said to myself on more than one occasion, “Why, again, do we live in Ohio?”
But we do. And always have (except for a brief stint in Indiana, which is just like Ohio except even more boring). And I’m going to make the most of it. It really is a lovely place if you give it a chance.
This is the log cabin Gabe lived in growing up. It’s right outside Lima, OH.
I grew up 45 minutes away, just outside West Liberty, OH.
Now we live on the northeast side of our state’s beautiful capital city, Columbus.
This is our street by moonlight.
And in the spring:
This is an Ohio Bicentennial barn. I’m pretty sure that at least one barn in each of Ohio’s 88 counties was painted like this to celebrate Ohio’s 200th anniversary in 2003. I just drove by one yesterday that I’d never seen before, and it made me smile.
Another barn (we have a lot of barns in our state):
Our city is very proud of their football team, the Ohio State Buckeyes. Yes, my husband is sporting the colors of a foreign team. For shame.
We have a rockin’ zoo:
Home of the one and only Jungle Jack Hanna:
One of our favorite places to take visiting family and friends: The Inniswood Metro Gardens:
And that’s not even the half of it, but it’s more than enough for one post.
Thanks for stopping by! And thanks, Gabe, for all the pictures!
If you live in Ohio or have visited our delightful state, what’s your favorite part?