The State House

The State House: Indiana

After lunch, we had one stop left on the way home, the Indiana Statehouse.  However, before we headed into downtown Indy, we had to stop to see our good friend Andy.  Andy works for the Boys Scouts of America,which is how we met him, and was out at Belzer Scout Camp for the afternoon working… Continue reading The State House: Indiana

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Must-Eat Meals

Must-Eat Meals: Indiana

We left Ohio behind and headed back into the state of Indiana, back on Interstate 74 headed toward home.  We still had to find the must-eat food for Indiana, so we stopped at Edward’s Dine-in for corn dogs.  I’m not really sure why corn dogs are the must-eat food of Indiana.  They are a fair… Continue reading Must-Eat Meals: Indiana

Moments in History

Moments in History: William Howard Taft National Historic Site

The only man ever to be both President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was born and raised in Cincinnati.  Before leaving Ohio, we stopped at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site. We arrived at 8:30a.m., and were the very first guests of the day.  The ranger immediately welcomed us and asked the… Continue reading Moments in History: William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Rest Stops

Rest Stop: SpringHill Suites – Cincinnati, Ohio

After 15 days on the road and lots of food, we were ready for one last night in a hotel before returning home.  We headed to our last hotel for the trip: SpringHill Suites in North Cincinnati.  Our stay was off to an apprehensive start, since when M went to check in, the entire lobby… Continue reading Rest Stop: SpringHill Suites – Cincinnati, Ohio

Must-Eat Meals

Must-Eat Meals: Ohio – Skyline Chili

Apparently Skyline Chili is THE place to go for Cincinnati Chili, which is the must-eat meal of Ohio.  And since we were in Ohio, that was what we had to eat. For those who aren’t aware, Cincinnati Chili is chili served over spaghetti.  It’s not chili like I am used to; the spices are definitely… Continue reading Must-Eat Meals: Ohio – Skyline Chili

Moments in History

Moments in History: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Park rangers are a great source of information, often pointing visitors in new directions and having a wealth of knowledge about the area.  At Hopewell Culture, the ranger had recommended an additional stop near Huffman Prairie Flying Field if we had additional time.  After M made the mistake of mentioning it in C’s presence during… Continue reading Moments in History: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Moments in History

Moments in History: Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Somewhere in my family's genealogy we are related to Orville and Wilbur Wright.  I can't remember how exactly, but the knowledge that we are somehow related made the kids excited to learn more about the Wright Brothers.  Our stop at Kitty Hawk covered one half of their history.  To finish our lesson, we needed to… Continue reading Moments in History: Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

The State House

The State House: Ohio

After leaving Hopewell Culture, we headed out of the ancient world and back into modernity. Trips to state capitol buildings had been sort of a bust for us on our trip.  Several times we settled for drive by photographs as we struggled to find parking in downtown city areas.  As far as capitols go this… Continue reading The State House: Ohio

Moments in History

Moments in History: Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

Sometimes, a place you've never heard of can turn out to be the jewel in your trip.  Such was the case with our trip to Hopewell Culture National Historic Park.  The park was a very short drive from our hotel in Chillicothe. A terrific ranger was on duty when we arrived 10  minutes before the… Continue reading Moments in History: Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

Rest Stops

Rest Stop: Christopher Inn and Suites – Chillicothe, Ohio

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and now we entered Ohio. Our hotel for the penultimate evening of our trip was Christopher Inn and Suites in Chillicothe, a nice step up from Super 8 and Days Inn.  We still only had 2 queens, which meant a… Continue reading Rest Stop: Christopher Inn and Suites – Chillicothe, Ohio