They know that Larry and I go on these drives nearly every weekend and thought it would give us some targets!
WARNING: This is a long entry - so many pictures - but it's mostly pictures - it's like you were on the road with us!
West Liberty, Kentucky. So it seemed appropriate that I get to West Liberty, Ohio as well!
G Pure Energy water - I like the lime flavor. It's like Sprite with a kick. Yum!
Polly Campbell has a bit about the opening on her site.
Mershons in Springfield, OH as well - they have a great lot full of them!
I love yellow houses - no idea why - but I want my next house to be yellow...
Found this in Urbana too - come on - that's funny.
Freshwater Farms of Ohio and I was hell bent on going! It's past Urbana and they have ponds and lots of fish and you can look around. I have a feeling it's more "happening" in the summer - but what the hey!
It's gotta be a good place - there was a kitty waiting to greet me!
If you have a decorative pond - there are lots of fish and decorations here for that...
And big ass shrimp...gak! Thank God they don't look like this when I eat them!
They had a farm dog too but she wasn't really up for being petted!
The lady in the shop told us we could go to the last building and just look around. They had some aquariums set up with fish, frogs and turtles.
Then we found sturgeon we could pet!!!! I'm a sucker for any animal I can pet - even if it's a fish!
Outside they have fish for big ponds as well - nice fun stop on the way to WL!
Here we go Comets - here we go!
Liberty Gathering Place was still open however so we decided that would be our lunch stop. (RoadFood.com is a fantastic site - great if you know where you're heading and want some good places!)
Big Shaggy Buffalo Ranch! I know they have tours and such - this will definitely be happening on a future road trip. Anybody tried Buffalo - good?
Larry got the club with onion rings - those rings were tasty!
We saw a for sale sign - I think it was only like 100K - pretty awesome for a cool house like that!
Piatt Castles - so we took a drive to find them as well. They were closed for the season but still pretty cool to see in the middle of farm land! In the 1800's a judge moved his family out to the country from Cincinnati. Later his sons built the two castles Mac-A-Cheek and Mac-O-Chee, the latter is pictured above.
While driving we also saw this little guy scurrying in the field - thinking it was a fox. Again Larry said "No, you can't bring it home."
All I can say here is WOW - someday I want to own something like that!
I love old movie theatres too - the signs are fantastic!
There you have it - a road trip to West Liberty, OH! It's a 2-hour drive if you went straight there but we never do. This was a whole day adventure for us and those are the best kind. I'm just bummed I missed the giant (and I mean GIANT) cow on the lawn of a dairy farm. I gotta be quicker with the camera!