Todd wanted to see his homes and schools that he lived in and went to. We also saw where his dad went to elementary school. We drove around a lot and spent some time in a cute town called Grand Rapids, Ohio. It had nice little shops and antique stores. A beautiful river ran behind the Main Street.
One thing I couldn't get enough of was all the lovely huge barns. Out near where we were it was pretty rural. Lots of farms and crops were around. I lost count and gave up taking pictures of all the barns once I realized that dang near everyone had one. If I lived in Ohio, I would have to have a huge barn!!
Todd was super excited to eat at a place called Tony Packos. In fact, we ate there twice. If you remember the TV show MASH, then you know the character Klinger. Klinger was from Toledo and always mentioned his favorite place Tony Packos. They're famous for their Hungarian hot dogs and chili. I have to admit, they were tasty! We went to the original one that was close to downtown Toledo.
Another night, while Todd had practice , I had the evening alone to explore. I ate at a chain that was also popular in that area called Charlie's. It was Greek and so yummy! Afterwards, I shopped and didn't buy much but Todd and I bought a few shirts from the Harley shop the day before. I also bought some gorgeous antique chippy Corbels that came off a house there in Ohio. The lady at antique store was so nice and told us she was there when they removed from an old abandoned house. I love knowing the history of something I bought. Todd suggested me going to a post office and shipping my purchases home. Instead,
I found a thrift store and bought a small carryon bag for one dollar!! It was perfect to pack the corbels and tshirts in. We checked it for free and I didn't have to ship anything.
All in all, I had a great time and enjoyed seeing a part of Ohio that I'd never seen before. Todd was happy and had fun and we needed some time away together.
Now for tons of pics: