Quick Trip to Columbus

We were planning on eating dinner downtown along the river at a restaurant that overlooks the fountain. But when we took a second look at the menu, we decided to go elsewhere. We ended up at Spaghetti Warehouse where there was an interesting building and uninteresting food.

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Our table was in the trolley car where it was warm and sticky.

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When we’d eaten, we went downtown along the river and found out the fountain wasn’t working anyway. We strolled along the Scioto Mile for a bit and remembered what humidity felt like (although by Ohio standards, it wasn’t bad).

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We still had plenty of time before dark, and sitting in our hotel room didn’t seem like all that much fun. I headed to the Columbus Park of Roses, which we visited in May before the roses were in bloom. As we entered the park, I saw a sign announcing free concerts on Sunday nights.

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And that’s how we found ourselves sitting in a large crowd of old people watching a bad high school band play patriotic music. (The snow cones were free.)

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The band played all the armed forces songs while a very old man in a wheelchair behind us sang along. When we’d had all the poorly-played music we wanted, we took a twilight stroll around the gardens. The roses were definitely in bloom this time.

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The next day we had our favorite Ohio food — Skyline Chili.

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We had some time to kill, so we visited an antique mall.

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And then the other Ohio must-have—Graeter’s Ice Cream. I had the black raspberry chocolate-chip. Sally got something else and regretted it.

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Our flight back to Colorado chased the sunset.

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