A few weeks back - I headed up to Wooster, OH & Wayne County and made some new friends (Green Door Mediaworks) and got to explore the town and the county. You can check out my first day shopping here and eating here - as well as a previous trip to learn about Certified Angus Beef here.
First - the socks - I found them at a little shop in Wooster - I laughed so hard when I saw them! I have a couple girlfriends that just got laid off from their jobs and knew they would appreciate the humor - which they did. They weren't cheap - but they were well worth the $10 price tag for the laughs we had over them.
Secrest Arboretum - we had plenty of fun Ryan Seacrest jokes during our visit. We all got a chuckle about driving through and seeing all the plants in bloom in DECEMBER. The holly was pretty much the only thing in bloom - but in the Spring & Summer - I'm sure it's beautiful.
They have a huge slide at the Arboretum - nearly everybody went down it - finally I was like - aw hell - I might as well too. Needless to say - my trip was a little slower than everybody else - but it was still fun. I'm glad I did it for sure!
Lehman's Amish Store in Kidron, OH. It was started to provide goods to the Amish but now it's blown up and pretty much everybody in the area shops there. They have a little of everything - much of it geared toward living a "simpler life".
Quince Bakery & Cafe and we were starving!
What the hell????
NO SERIOUSLY!!! WHAT THE HELL????
Egg*, Sausage, and Hash Browns topped with Cheese & Kiepple Gravy on a House Biscuit - all for $4.99!! I mean - it looked a hot mess but I couldn't wait to dig in. My friends at Green Door were drooling over it!
I wasn't really sure what Kiepple was - but from what they told me - it's similar to goetta. Their hashbrown was so delicious too - it was completely homemade and fresh.
Next up was P. Graham Dunn which is a manufacturer of home goods - many of which have a religious slant to them. They create the ideas and manufacturer wood signs of every shape and size - along with having home decor items of all kinds. It's a very cool place to visit.
They also can personalize signs, frames and a million other things with their laser machines.
It was pretty cool and the generous folks at P. Graham let us each pick out something that we wanted to get personalized to take home with us. I chose this wood wall hanging and got our initials and wedding date lasered into it. It came out great and I love it! This goes for just $23 - which is a great deal too! (Their online shop is huge!!)
We tried this great pepper & onion relish by Dickinson's - it was so good! They mixed it with cream cheese for a quick appetizer and man - it was tasty! I made sure to get some to take home!
I had a good haul at the Smucker's store too - Folgers & Smuckers scented pens, a cute "short & sweet" t-shirt for my mom, new Smuckers Fruit & Honey jam, Dickinson's Lemon Curd (I love lemon curd), a dog toy, Snausages and more! I felt like I spent a lot of money but of the three bloggers - I spent the least - so I was pretty proud of my personal restraint. :-)
If you can't tell by this marathon post - this was a LONG day and after it - we drove the 3 hours back to Cincinnati!!! Thankfully - I was just a passenger of Krissy at All In A Days Work or I would have had to stop and begged for another night at the St. Paul Hotel!
If you're looking for a great little weekend getaway - Wooster, OH and Wayne County are perfect! It's 3 hours from Cincinnati and has something for everyone. We had a blast on our trip and I can't wait to go back! Thanks again to Green Mediaworks, Main Street Wooster and Wayne County.