“The heartland lies where the heart belongs to be.” (Vera Nazarian)
It’s time to head south for home in South Florida as Ruth and I both miss seeing our families. So sticking to our schedule, the final stop of this 2021 summer road trip would take place with an enjoyable three day visit at Ohio’s state capital of Columbus. Finding a newly renovated townhouse Air B&B unit within the cobblestones boundaries of quaint German Village south of downtown appeared to be a good choice at this “winding down” portion of this trip. For at this pedestrian friendly setting removed from the surrounding city bustle, we found ample time to leisurely stroll around, rest up a bit, and indulge in several homemade meals at a nearby authentic German restaurant.
As one who grew up in a small Midwestern town south of Cleveland, you might say that my “home-struck” heart” for Ohio memories of my childhood strongly “kicked in” as well during this Columbus visit. That would certainly require feeding my passions for animal behavior, competitive sports, and wild nature. For I definitely wanted to share quality time with Ruth amid such lifelong passions during three excursions to the Columbus Zoo, Ohio State University and Franklin Nature Conservancy/Botanical Gardens on this visit. Thank you for following our travels during the last five weeks of our summer road trip, We hope to be back on the American highways for our next westerly adventure in the fall. Enjoy the photos.