Sunday, August 26, 2012
Another beautiful day. Another morning spent on a river: the Olentangy, this time, at Highbanks Metro Park.
I know, it's embarrassing how long it took us to finally get here. Many people have mentioned this park to us. Many of them very trust-worthy. Molly, for instance, brings her children here, so I know it would be worth the drive from our home in the far Southeast corner of Columbus (to the far Northwest corner)... I know... it's not that far. But I do everything I can to avoid the concrete-ness of the highways.
And yes. It was worth it. It was worth it especially with some friends in tow.
The children spent hours catching and releasing crawdads, fish, and clams. They didn't seem to mind the small amount of water left in the river due from this season's drought. If anything, it was the perfect amount of water for their creeking adventure.
9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(northern Franklin & southern Delaware counties)
Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. April through September /
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. October through March
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Better late than never, right?
It's taken me a long time to visit this sweet establishment, transformed from the beloved food-cart from my early days in Columbus.
I brought an Asian-food-loving friend with me for lunch here today (thanks Donna!), and we both enjoyed eating delicious, freshly made rice bowls and miso soups on the patio. The day itself could not have been more beautiful either!
I am sharing some photos here, but know that there will be future visits to come... We need to return for their infamous Yakitori (only served in the evening). So, stay tuned!
Here is some information about the diner from their Facebook page:
Inside of Double Happiness Bar
482 SOUTH FRONT ST. COLUMBUS, OH 43215.
We serve yakitori, kushiyaki, and small portion asian bar food.
We are open Thu-Fri-Sat from 6:30pm-Midnight.
ALSO SERVING RICE BOWLS, BAOWICHES, & J-MELTS MON-FRI 11:00AM-3PM & MON-WED 5PM-9:30PM AT THE SAME LOCATION.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
It was a beautiful day.
A hint of fall is in the air now. One can only guess how long it will last since we have had one of the hottest summers on record.
Never mind the unknown. Our family meeting this Saturday morning concluded with a decision to go somewhere new, somewhere pretty, somewhere preferrably with water. In this case, a clear creek kind of water... however little is left in it after the season's drought.
A little walking in the woods and playing with creatures was just what we needed. We also found plenty of mud (on our shoes), and a lot of crawdads (under rocks).
"We can stay here forever," proclaimed one of the youngest among us. Though we all knew that she didn't really mean it (including the said child herself), it was a sure sign that we were all having fun.
Yes, Central Ohio does have enough to keep us exploring. Today, we found a place equally as pretty as the day itself at Clear Creek Metro Park in Perry County, Ohio.