Friday, June 25, 2010

What a great couple of days

Rural Ohio early morning Sunshine

We started the week off in Indiana and ended it up in Ohio. We traveled along the Ohio for much of the week and it provided awesome views and wonderful history. We were blessed to meet some awesome new friends and spent time with Todd's family also. What a whirlwind week it has been.

Todd and I on our shortcut across the Ohio River

Part of our journey took us to the home of General/President Ulysses S. Grant. Georgetown, OH was his boyhood home and he was born not too far away down on the Ohio River. What awesome history there was to be seen in the town of Georgetown and we had a great historian - Nancy Purdy who is the Innkeeper at the Bailey House B&B that we stayed at during our stay. She was amazingly knowledgeable in local history and taught Todd and I numerous things about her home town heroes!

After Georgetown, OH we headed over to Circleville, OH for our sabbath. Todd's family came to visit him because his daughter is leaving for the Ukraine before we return home. We stayed at his wife's aunts house and were treated out of this world. Thursday saw us traveling to the family farms and learning the history of those, then we were treated to sunshine and water at a local quarry lake their friend owns. Great times!!!
Todd and I kayaking on our private oasis

Good bye photo - see you next week

We headed out from Circleville, OH heading northward towards the actual route once again. Tomorrow we stay at our first hostel at Malabar Farm State Park in central Ohio. We start our week of lasts - last Friday night dinner was Applebee's. Then they all start falling until we return home next Friday.

We won't have Internet for a couple of days most likely so I will post again when we return to civilization. Thanks for stopping by and seeing how we are progressing. Get out on your bike!!!


MrDaveyGie said...

Awwww, that water looks sweet. Good job men. Keep on, keeping on.

Patrick Mahoney said...

Your trip continues to be amazing...