Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday in South Ohio

So what did Matt and I find to do in southwestern Ohio all day long?

First was a drive back to Oxford to walk around Miami of Ohio's campus. Having gone to an urban university, I guess I don't really know what a university looks like, but M of O's fit's the gorgeous brick college campus stereotype. Campus was quiet because of fall break, but we could still sense the cool vibe. Not only are there a ton of frat houses, we also thought it was funny to spot the funny names that were given to some of the other houses. Apparently that is a thing in Oxford.

Next it was off to the Trader's World Flea Market. We didn't know what we were getting ourselves into, but it 's a flea market, you never know what kind of treasures awaited us. But we realized we were in trouble when fake jungle animals making noises greeted us at the front gate. I did consider purchasing my very own Corn Hole set, but beyond that we didn't find anything remarkable...some might say down right yucky. Just past the flea market as you go North on I-75 we were also amazed (read shocked) to see a GIANT Jesus coming out of the ground in front of a GIANT church. And I thought the giant Jesus sign on I-75 in Michigan was impressive!

We were heading north on a mission...not to go the airport, but to Graeter's Ice Cream. Graeters was featured on the Food Network a few weeks back. It's ice cream is super creamy and contains special chips of chocolate because they use a "french pot process." I knew I couldn't go to Ohio without giving it a try. We both agreed that it didn't disappoint! My Buckeye Blitz (chocolate ice cream with peanut butter) was decadent. Matt's green mint ice cream with chips of chocolate was fantastically refreshing. There are stores all over Ohio but we went to Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton. We didn't see the whole town but what we did see was very nice-- lots of turn of the century bungalows.

Our trip ended with an airport delay but we had lots of fun memories and a few trash magazines to keep us occupied. The New York skyline and a harvest moon welcomed us back to the city.


Blogger Niki said...

Isn't that Jesus creepy?? Corey and I take the Indiana route up to Detroit sometimes just to avoid it...

8:58 AM  
Blogger C-Dog said...

I don't think he's creepy. He's helpful. He's always there at the 1/2 way point to tell us "You're almost home! God bless you!"


12:50 PM  
Blogger C-Dog said...

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12:54 PM  
Blogger C-Dog said...

Sometimes he says "You're almost out of Ohio! God be praised! Take me with you!"

12:55 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Corey - be nice to Ohio! They can't help it that they are crazy about a nut.

6:01 PM  
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Blogger Young Traveler said...

Hey Erin! Love hearing about your adventures too. I posted a link to your site from mine. Hope that is ok.


7:54 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Absolutely, so glad you are still keeping a blog. Enjoy Europe for all of us!!

7:35 AM  

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