Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And we journey on...

It’s been another great day of this journey!

We started the morning with cool temps and a little fog. We travelled across Indiana and into Ohio. The grass is not green here – it is brown and everything looks like fall. 

Before lunch, we stopped in Richmond, Indiana. I found Hayes Arboretum on the GPS. It wasn’t what we expected but it was a pleasant drive through a forested area. Just down the road, and I do mean just – it wasn’t even ¼ mile – was Glen Miller Park. It was a pretty park and a great place for a picnic. This was the view from our picnic table. Except we had a clear view!

A blurry (sorry) fountain.
We both wore jackets since it was about 60 degrees. We didn’t stop and smell any roses in the park but we did stop and take photos of the cannas!


On to Ohio…we decided to stop in Chillicothe for the night. We tried the Hampton Inn but it was full at three in the afternoon - wow! The nice desk clerk sent us to a local motel – the Christopher Inn. It is a little older but updated and clean. And – this is hard to believe – dinner on Tuesday night is included in the price! We had teriyaki chicken, fried rice, egg rolls, Asian salad, veggies, a fruit tray, mini cupcakes, and pop/beer! It really was good!

After we checked in, we went shopping – there are two quilt shops and one yarn shop here. 

Creations Sew Clever is in an old funeral home. We were there a number of years ago. This time I walked away with just stories – they are going to be part of the Ghost Walk because they have 3 resident ghosts!

Unwind a Bit is a yarn shop in Historic Downtown. It had a nice selection of yarn and a couple of really nice ladies working. I didn’t find the perfect yarn for my next sweater – maybe next time! They were getting food ready for their Tuesday night knit-in. We were even invited to stay. Wow – everyone wants to give us food!!!

Old Town Fabric Shop is in Historic Downtown. It just opened a couple of years ago. The ladies were super friendly. I did buy some Aurifil thread - they sell it at $8.95 a spool compared to $13.50 at home! Probably a good thing that they only had basic colors! I also bought a jelly roll - I found five that I loved but only walked away with one!

While in this shop, I gave Ray my camera and asked him to take some photos.  I will post his photos in the next post. 

Before heading back to the motel for dinner, we stopped at Yoctangee Park. It was a gorgeous city park and we enjoyed watching the swans.


  1. It sure sounds like you are lucking out in the food department. Teriyaki chicken sounds really good! Nice that you found a good deal on Aurifil. Sounds like the weather had been nice for this trip. Thanks great!

  2. Wow, I don't believe that we've ever found a hotel/motel that has included dinner in the price!



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